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Thanksgiving Day (Verse) 

The American and English Systems of Government (Essay) 2 

FELIX C1KLOT. '24. . 

Armistice Day (Verse) 

D. P. LAMBDA. - 

Her Last Plunge (Description) 


The Boy Scout (Verse) 

L. O. P. LANOD „ 

To the Savannah (Verse) 

"A. C. M." q 

Phonetic Liberty (Humorous) 

"FILL" -, -i 

Passee Girl in Blue (Verse) 


Seaman, Seagoing, Seafaring (Travelog) -l- 

A. CASEY, '22. 

Ad Foch Belli Ducem (Latin Poem) lb 

"P. L. D.» _ 

Reception to Prof. P. C. Boudousquie x ' 

To Prof. Boudousquie (Poem) 20 

"His Good Turn" (A Boy Scout Story) 21 

D. DE HOFF. Freshman ~„ 

The Reformer (Story) J ' J 

G. A. UNRUH. JR.. Second High. ? { 

Bigotry (Correspondence) 

"The Co-Op." f 

Officers of Administration, 1921-1922 


Spring Hill College Alumni Association '-•' 

Why is an Alumnus (Selected) 31 

Departmental News. 

Academic Honors ° 

Religious Associations 

St. John Berchmans (Poem) 

D. P. JUSTON. ^q 

Class Officers 

Class Doings 


Our Recently Ordained ~ 

Alumni Notes )r) 

College Locals 5 q 

Diamond Dust ~* 

High School Locals g 

Football Vq 

High School Athletics 

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Vol. XIV. OCTOBER, 1921. No. 1. 

uHjankagtuutg Sag 

N. A. D. 

We thank Thee, God, for the gift of creation. 

We thank Thee, for boon of immortal duration. 

We thank Thee for faith, Thy most precious dotation. 

We thank Thee for grace of Thy Son's immolation. 

We thank Thee for parents and home delectation. 

We thank Thee for friendships, the soul's consolation. 

We thank Thee for courage to combat temptation. 

We thank Thee for horror of Sin's domination. 

We thank Thee for dower of this our great Nation. 

We thank Thee for rulers soul-conscious of station. 

We thank Thee for favor of world-admiration. 

We thank Thee for being of this generation. 

We thank Thee for absence of War's devastation. 

We thank Thee for advent of price-declination. 

We thank Thee for blessing of true education. 

We thank Thee for teachers of wide information. 

We thank Thee for Spring Hill, its healthy location. 

We thank Thee, and bless Thee for every donation. 



SUjp Ammran anb English Systems 
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VERY PROSPECTIVE CITIZEN should be fully informed of 
at least the most important points in the working of the Gov- 
ernment of his nation. If he is not, it is out of the question 
for him to vote intelligently. Not rarely he will be unable to 
fix the blame for the existence of injurious conditions and will 
be helpless in using his vote, his only weapon, for the reward or 
punishment of public servants. It will repay us, therefore, to review the 
chief characteristics of the American Government, contrasting and com- 
paring it as we go along with that of the English, which is so often held 
up as the model for all democracies. 

The first and most striking difference that we observe is that the 
American Government consists of three branches, the Legislative, Executive 
and Judicial, coordinate in character, while the Executive and Judicial 
branches of the English government are almost totally subordinate to the 
Legislative branch. To amplify this fact. In America the President holds 
his office independently of Congress and for a fixed term of years and is 
not in any way directly subject to its control except by impeachment, a 
serious and arduous process requiring at least a two-thirds vote of both 
Houses of Congress. On the other hand, in England the Prime Minister, 
who is really Chief Executive, is at all times subject to a bare majority 
of the House of Commons, even though he have the House of Lords almost 
unanimously behind him, and must in fact resign whenever he loses his 
majority. This renders him totally subservient to Legislative authority 
and deprives the English of that check to impetuosity which our inde- 
pendent Congress and President impose upon each other. 

There is also a fundamental difference between the Judicial depart- 
ments of the two countries. The American Supreme Court has the great 
power of declaring null and void any law or resolution of Congress which 
conflicts with the provisions of our Constitution. And such a bill can 
thereafter become binding on American citizens only by a Constitutional 
amendment, which requires a two-thirds vote of each House of Congress, 
followed by the affirmative vote of three-fourths of the States, expressed 
either by their Legislatures or by popular referendum, according to the 
provisions of the Constitution of each particular State. England, how- 
ever, has no formal written constitution and consequently its courts have 
no way of annulling a law by declaring it unconstitutional. They are there- 
fore obliged to interepret and apply whatever laws Parliament passes and 
are evidently not so important in the scheme of things as American courts. 
It must be conceded, however, that they are generally hindered by less 
"red tape" than American courts and are therefore usually able to bring 
offenders against the laws more speedily to justice. 


The natural conclusion of this is that the English Legislative depart- 
ment gains and the American Congress loses greatly in comparative pres- 
tige. The former is unquestionably the controlling influence in the great 
British Empire, while the latter is but an equal partner in shaping the 
destinies of the American Republic. The British Parliament consists of 
two chambers. The most important is the House of Commons, which is 
elected by the direct vote of the people and corresponds at least in form 
to our House of Representatives. The leaders of its majority are gen- 
erally chosen as cabinet ministers or Executive department, who retain 
their seats in Parliament and are, as Executives, responsible to the major- 
ity in the House of Commons. When their policies meet with the disap- 
proval of that body they must resign or "appeal to the people" by dis- 
solving the House of Commons and ordering a new election. This process 
gives the people an opportunity to pass on any great question. When 
Parliament is dissolved the Premier retains office if he secures a majority 
in the new House or resigns if his opponents win. The House of Lords is 
composed of the peers of the realm, but is strictly subordinate to the popu- 
lar branch, having only a limited veto over it acts. The House of Lords is 
compelled to yield in such cases by the threat of His Majesty the King to 
create enough new peers favorable to any measure to insure its passage. 
The King in practice has no veto over the acts of the House of Commons. 

In the United States the House of Representatives and Senate are 
more nearly equal in power. Both are now elected directly by the people. 
The concurrence of both chambers and the President is necessary to the 
passage of an act, but the veto of the President, as his non-concurrence is 
called, may be overridden by a two-thirds vote of both houses. The Presi- 
dent cannot dissolve Congress, but on the other hand he is not responsible 
for his position to either House. The Senate, however, exercises some 
restraint on the President through its privilege of ratifying his nomina- 
tions to offices and the House through its primary control of appropria- 

With these few facts we shall conclude. We can easily see that the 
American and English governments are based on entirely different prin- 
ciples. The American system produces slower action but guards against 
the dangerous of too great impetuosity and too radical changes. The 
English system is just the reverse. It is more directly responsible to the 
people's wishes but on the other hand there is the danger of moving too 
rapidly and rashly. So each government has its advantages and each is 
admirably suited to the character and needs of its people. 


Armtattrr iatr 

A Reverie 


What boots it through 
"The poppies blow" 

"In Flanders' fields" 

And willows wave 

Where sleep the brave 

Who died to save 
The world from woe, 

Since cunning knave 
Still scathless wields 
The greedy glaive? 

Or what avails 
Weak nations' wails 

Or reaved ones' tears, 

Since rule of might, 

Instead of right 

In world's despite, 
Unchecked prevails, 

And, sorry sight ! 
Self-seeking seers, 
God's justice, slight? 



like, and bathed in the glory and splendor of a summer after- 
noon sun. 

Far out from shore a small sloop is sailing leisurely along, 
her canvas gently fanned by the breath of a caressing wind. 
It is an afternoon of peace and quiet as is often seen on these 
placid waters. 

Off in the southwest the sky is slightly hazed, yet the calmness of the 
bay and the general quiet gives one the impression that such a thing as a 
storm is a very remote contingency. 

The haze, however, draws nearer and the slight breeze grows stronger. 
It is now apparent that a storm is approaching. 

The little sloop begins to gain in speed, but she makes no move to 
retreat before the coming gale. 

Every now and then a gust strikes the boat broadside on puffing out 
her sails, heeling her far leeward. But as quickly as she goes over she 
rights herself and continues on her way, only to be caught again by an- 
other of the gusts which are speedily increasing in vehemence. 

By now the storm is terrific, with its head high out of the water, the 
boat seems to pause like a living thing before the choice between two evils. 
But it is too late. To turn now would mean capsizing, she must go on. 

Again she rears and plunges into the froth that is being thrown from 
the lashing tongues of the waves- A game fight, but a losing one; a 
staunch craft defying nature. 

At last, as if casting caution aside, she rides on the crest of a wave 
for a moment, her sails flapping madly in the wind, then takes her last 
plunge into the foaming sea, buries her nose beneath the surface and 
goes down, her little red pennant beating still defiance in the face of the 
driving wind to her last dip. 


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The Boy Scout is pious, his God he reveres, 

His laws he obeys ; to offend Him he fears. 

The Boy Scout is heedful, religion to prize, 

But Bigotry's promptings he's wont to despise. 

The Boy Scout no slave is to human respect, 

The dictates of conscience, his conduct, direct. 

The Boy Scout is moral and candid and kind, 

And clean in his habits of body and mind. 

The Boy Scout is truthful, disdains he to lie, 

The truth he holds sacred, for it, he would die. 

The Boy Scout, his parents, loves, honors, obeys, 

To their ascertained wishes, due deference, pays. 

The Boy Scout is worthy of implicit trust, 

To principle, faithful, in dealings he's just. 

The Boy Scout is manly, a champion of right, 

And yet he is gentle, urbane and polite. 

The Boy Scout, to comrades, is loyal and true, 

In games, he is plucky, and generous too. 

The Boy Scout is helpful whene'er there is need, 

He's ready and willing to do a good deed. 

The Boy Scout is dauntless when danger is nigh, 

He may not avert it, but then, he will try. 

The Boy Scout is cheerful, mirth beams from his eyes, 

To gladden the gloomy, he laudably tries. 

The Boy Scout humane is to animals mute ; 

He owes it to self to be kind to the brute. 

The Boy Scout is thrifty, all waste he eschews, 

He's careful, his money, to prudently use. 

The Boy Scout's "Good Turn" is well done every day, 

"BE READY" the Slogan he's prompt to obey. 

The Boy Scout is true to his dear native land, 

His life and his service are her's to command. 

The Boy Scout is human, he has his defects, 

But then, when he stumbles, his fault, he corrects — 

These Boy-Scout ideals, if well kept in view, 

With all virile virtues, our boys will indue. 

Who later in life will staunch citizens be, 

The safeguard and pride of this "Land of the Free." 


"(§b? In tlK S>aiumnalj' 

'A. C. M. 

I cannot tell, I cannot tell, 
Why I feel my bosom swell, 
A-pouring out my soul forever 
Upon the ripples of thy river, 
Savannah ! 

There's nothing of the regal swing, 
Nor pomp in all thy rune and run, 
There's nothing but the simple ring, 
The note that marks hy ev'ry son, 
Savannah ! 

The peaks of Adirondack Mountains, 
Nor all Niagara's falls and fountains, 
Nor Colorado's canyoned mine, 
Can touch the riple-smile of thine, 
Savannah ! 

Thou art a voice not heard by ears, 
Thou art a love unwept by tears, 
Thou art a pearl eyes cannot find, 
But oh, how deep adown the mind ! 
Savannah ! 

I cannot tell, I cannot tell, 

But Nature's bosom seems to swell 
As if her moulder did impart to thee 
A pulse from out her heavnig heart to thee, 
Savannah ! 

Is it the lambkins on thy shore, 

Or yet the friends that smile beside? 

Is it the moon-play evermore 

To surges waltzing on thy tide? 

Is it thy stream renowned in story, 
River, whose lovers made us free, 

When i"hou diist waft them on to glory 
In thy swift rush for liberty? 

Is it some father, brother, son, 

A-calling now, that bled and died, 

And wants his mem'ry wafted on 
To days when history's purified? 


Mayhap Pulaski, Nature's child, 

Such shades as his, that loved thee so, 

Is speaking now amid the wild 
Sursurrus of thy plaintive woe, 
Savannah ! 

Tell us, thou lowering sycamore, 

That in your arms embrace the shallow, 

Tell us the secrets, as they pour 

In heart-throbs of thy old playfellow 
Savannah ! 

Nay, He alone can truly tell, 
Whose breath inspires thy bosom-swell, 
Who pours from out thy fountain-head 
The myst'ries of thy river-bed, 
Savannah ! 

Methinks 'tis He who softly looks 
From, starlight on all little brooks. 
And loves the Labre's poor, that ramble 
Unostentatious, like my humble 

For like His live, incarnate Voice 
That speaks from tabernacle door, 

Thou bid'st the heart and will rejoice 
In power beyond the ocean's roar, 

That's why the virgin-lily sleeps by thee, 
And violet so modest creeps by thee, 
Whilst we, amid the willows, weep 
That Mary in her smile may keep. 
Savannah ! 

Then march ye on, in song and glee, 

Like skeen armed legions brave 
And take me with you to the sea, 

Where stars eterne illume thy wave., 
Savannah ! 

*There is a tradition that Pulaski was buried in the Savannah river. 


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Key West, Sept. 21, 1921. 
Dere Alfonse: 

Az I promiced to rite to tell U all the newse after leavin' Key West, 
I'll do so now. Coodent do it before az I was to bizzy seem' Havana. U 
must xcuse my spellin' az I got no' dickshunry with me and punktuashun 
for I don't no much about it to- Now seein' az U ankored in S. H. C. 
ule feel homesick at first specially on a rainy day and ule need sum newse 
to cheer U up. 

Well to make a short letteer long when us fellers left the navel dock 
there wuz a crowd for to see us off. Our girls wuz there U bet and when 
the boat pulled off & turned the corner of the peer they jes run to the 
end of the angul to get the last site of us and kept wavin at us. They 
coodent have did more for the water wuz the next thing to step on and I 
no they ain't murmacles nohow. We had lots of fun talkin and singing and 
suckin limes, until sum gun to drop off. Cheeno was the first to leen 
over the rope, and then others begun to lay down and talk to the waters 
in Ohs and Ahs. I wuz wondren wot they wuz doing that for, when soon 
my block and bread basket begun to feel funny and after a time I begun 
to talk to the oshun. The sailers calls that feedin fishes. Then the cap- 
tin walks along and sez he I hope U fellers has all tags round your necks 
with Key West printed on becuz ef sum of Use falls off & gets picked 
up then they'll know where to land U. He thought he was deuced funny 
in talkin that way when we wuz seasick. We all got sum kind of rest 
laying on deck that night, and about 4 A. M. sum guys begun to talk and 
soon they got up. We soon cood see the coast of Cuba and later the city 
waf looked fine even to seasick fellers. I woont describe it az I no U 
don't want any potry stuff. We got in port about 2 hrs. latere, after boat 
had come near the landin then turned around and back and cirkeled & 
done all sorts of foolishness called red tape. 

Now I must tell U about Habana — don't get xcited that aint my 
spelling nor pronunshayshun- Over in Cuba they spell it with a b — az 
its there own home town I guess they no how to spell it or perhaps there 
are 2 different ways of spellin. Anyway it's a grate pleasure for me w r ot 
beleeves in liberty of spellin. I didn't feel homesick in Habana cuz it 
reminded me of Key West. Wherever I went I herd Cuba spoken, and 
that's wot one hears in Cayo Hueso, wot is a bylinquel town, that is a 
place where 2 langwiches can be used, & that's an advantage sum towns 
ain't got. The poleece here is dressed lack soljers in nobby uniforms & is 
found every where U don't want them to be at. Not lack the Key West 
poleece why its so long sence I seen one there I done forgot wot one looks 

The girls here — well there is some dressed up to kill lots of finery 
on them wot belongs to the upper set. Amongst them I seen sum kid 
girls with mighty short dresses and bear legs, but I guess its the high 
cost of livin there and az biznis is bad there folks can't well aford to buy 


much stuff. Then there's the pretty girls, the best style of brownets I 
ever seen, sum with ribbons on their heads and others with the faces 
rapped up in mankillers, that's a lace shawl rapt round the head. Guess 
they call them mankillers az they're made to kill men with with Kupid's 
arruz. Then Uve got the kinds wot paints or camerflages there ugliness, 
freckles etc by rooge & others wot powders there mugs with enough of 
white stuff to make 2 biskits from each girl. Then U have the ugly lookin 
ones wot looks lack Egypshun miimmys. Then all sorts of others az num- 
rous as Ileinzs 57 varitys of pickles. 

But good by kid I must close. 

Your Pal, FILL. 


I wuz awefull mad when I seen the private letter I rote U printed in 
the Springhillian, but when U sed in yore letter that the fellers wot red it 
licked it & laught I got reckonciled. I must continew my descripshun of 
Habana- There's lots of very rich peepel there if one ken jedge from the 
swellest kind of autos seen, beets all to peeces Meding's in Kaio Hueso 
wot he goes riding in with Joe Lester and there friends durin vacashuns, 
but there's lots of poverty also. Lots of peepel out of work and sum beg- 
gars goin about askin for help. I seen sum of the under six years old 
chicos that's wot they calls kids over there withj nothin on except a shirt 
wot had shrunk up to 3 inches below there armpits. Wonder if sum of the 
stamps they saves in the U. S. for mishuns coodent be sent soz theme 
mothers would paste them on them kids to serve for close. And sum bigger 
feller goes round sellin papers with there chests and breadbaskets xposed. 
Perhaps the U. S. Society wot is made to prevent croolty to animules might 
send sandwitch ads to protect them kids & at the same time make money 
for there orfan azilums for lost puppys and sanataryums for aged gorillers. 

Habana is kinda wet but the right way. They haz licker shops where 
wine and beer is sold and drunk in open. They drink lack reasonuble 
creachures. When one sees a drunken guy in the streets az a rule its a 
forener usally an Americano. I betcha 10 bucks to 1 its most times sum 
guy wot in Alabamy or Georgy blows and votes for prohibishun & makes 
other peepel keep it, but visits blindfolded tigers and goes to Bimini or 
Cuba to tank up on booze. Next time I rite I'll tell U about the Chinks 
in Habana & other things. It's near skule time so I must quit. Goodby. 

Yore Pal, FILL. 


Pafiarp (Sirl in Ulnp 

With "Alamo's" Apologies to "M". 
(See Commencement Number, 1921) 

Little girl in blue, 
Perhaps 't was best for me and you, 
We did not wed, for who can tell 
What life had been, when died Love's spell ? 

Little girl in blue. 

If a nagging shrew 
You had become, in wedlock Whew! 
Like Maggie Jiggs and others too ; 
How keen I would, our marriage rue, 

Little girl in blue. 

As pipe I puff, and through 
Miss Nicotina's cloudy blue, 
Another vision I can view, 
And, in it, see what now you do, 

Aged girl in blue. 

Like a withered yew, 
Perhaps, you are, and scrawny too, 
A sour old maid, to no one dear, 
Your one-time beauty faded, sear, 

Passee girl in blue. 

Bidding you adieu, 
Though I could write much more of you 
The luring theme I must eschew, 
To fill my empty pipe anew, 

Dear old girl in blue. 


"A fault doth never with remorse, 

Our minds so deeply move, 
As when another's guiltless life 

Our error doth reprove." BRANDON. 




5 g 


OST COLLEGE MEN like the idea of "roughing it" during the 
summer months. They feel that they are robing themselves 
with great honor when they "condescend" to do manual labor 
and mix among the "hoi polloi-" Work in shipyards is spoken 
of as very manly. Some will tell you that firing locomotives is 
the very thing, some let it fall as if it were a secret that har- 
vesting wheat is an education in itself, others more bold will throw out 
their chests, try their best to imitate Captain Kidd, spin a sea yarn or 
two, and call themselves sailors. 

A defender of these last-mentioned by personal experience, the writer 
feels obliged to vindicate the idiosyncrasies of his brother "seamen" by 
relating his experience. 

Two hours after reaching New Orleans from school I went around to 
the "Sailors' Employment Office" at the Court House to get a job on a 
boat for my vacation. There I beheld my future cronies for the first time. 
Two or three hundred individuals lounged around the office, all of whom 
were of ebony hue. It first occurred to me that they were immigrants 
just from the wilds of Africa, but only a single question afforded me the 
information that they were regular sailors waiting for jobs. Upon closer 
observation I found that about fifteen were not of the black race, yet these 
would certainly have made winners in a spaghetti-eating contest. Bedecking 
these disciples of the deep blue sea were rags that would have made a 
Lazarus look like a Ward McAllister, and their swarthy features indicated 
their ill-acquaintance with soap and water. 

On seeing such a motley group, much of my enthusiasm for the un- 
dertaking cooled, but I soon signed up for a sixty-day trip to Rot- 
terdam, Holland. No sooner had I signed than I regretted my action. A 
splendid case of the blues was the result and I would have made a fine 
specimen for the cartoonist of "where a feller needs a friend." I recalled 
vividly how one classmate worked on a ship where everyone ate in dirt and 
shared his daily bread with all sorts of weevils and little animals — and 
where bread, venerated for its age was the chief item of the menu card. I 
did not know what sort of a job I had or how much pay I was to draw. 
Later in calmer moments I managed to learn from my employment cer- 
tificate that I was an ordinary seaman (whatever that was) and that my 
ship was the West Norranus, scheduled to sail the next day. 

That afternoon an Irishman named Moses snapped three pictures of 
me for my passport. At the Custom House, four hours were taken up in 
writing exactly fourteen words on the passport. My father's oath seemed 
necessary to testify that I had blue eyes, and that my step-aunt's eldest 
grandson never had the measles- 

I was to report for work Monday. Lugging my sea bag — an innocent 
suit case — and anxious for work, I was on time. Owing to my slight ac- 
quaintance with boats in general I did not know to whom to report. How- 


ever, I asked for the commanding officer and the first mate was pointed 
out to me. 1 strided over to interview the worthy. But in language like 
an army sergeant's at his best, he informed me that work began at eight 
in the morning and not at ten and that I was to look for the bos'n. So 
out I went to find the bos'n. The jauntily-dressed third mate appealed 
to me as the sort of fellow the bos'n would be like and I accosted him. A 
rush of pink to his boyish cheeks showed me his chagrin at being taken for 
so humble a person as the bos'n. I went elsewhere to find the bos'n. Final- 
ly I found him, but his Greek accent was so pronounced that I couldn't 
understand him. Somehow he conveyed that he desired me to carry my 
luggage "after." I didn't respond. He led me to the seamen's fo'cle, 
where I picked out my locker. There were about fourteen in the foc'sle, 
the appointments of which were good. 

My first task was to sweep the "poop." I had no more idea of where 
the "poop" was than a fish has of the Sahara. However, after much in- 
terrogation I located it- Sweeping was my occupation for the rest of the 
morning. Five juicy blisters on my hands were the souvenirs I carried 
away of my first morning's work. 

My three companions and myself followed a red headed sailor to a 
place on the water front "where you can get things cheap." We found 
the atmosphere rank and the food repulsive. We repaired to a little 
restaurant here a Socrates sold eatable Hamburgers. 

Our work for the afternoon consisted in preparing the ship for sail- 
ing. The hatches were closed and covered over with tarpaulins. The 
booms were lowered and stripped of guys, wires and other equipment. By 
this time 1 had become acquainted with all the sailors and was beginning 
to like the ship. Everybody on board was white, but there were few 
Americans, Finns and Swedes being in the majority. 

That night I tried to sleep in ship without a mosquito bar, but it 
was the saddest trial I ever made. I moved my mattress and bedclothes 
successively from the foc'sle to the poop, to the stern, up midship and 
finally upon the wireless operator's quarters, the highest place on the 
ship. At the latter place the atmosphere was comparatively clear of the 
pests, only four or five to the square inch, and by working my hands all 
night like a Dutch windmill, I was able to rest in peace even if I didn't 

Next day the fumigation officer and ship inspectors came aboard. 
They fumigated the ship, tested the fire extinguishers, and examined the 
life preservers and life boats. About five o'clock that evening we began 
our voyage clown the Mississippi. My friends and myself bade good-by 
to New Orleans with something of the dramatic manner in which Colum- 
bus might have done when he sailed away into unknown seas, never con- 
sidering that millions had made just such a trip before us. 

When we had gone as far as the Chalmette Battlefield the ship 
dropped anchor- We found that the engine had broken down and that 
we would be detained for an indefinite stay. Impatience and disgust for 
the whole enterprise best described our feelings. Being surrounded by a 
Louisiana swamp, we entertained the too sociable companionship of mil- 


lions of mosquitoes. Next afternoon we resumed our voyage and reached 
the mouth of the Mississippi at about ten that night. 

I awoke early next morning and hurried out to see the open sea for 
the first time. It was "Water, water everywhere." Ail of us (by us I 
mean "us schoolfellows") thought the view beautiful, and that we would 
never tire of seeing it. Nevertheless when the breakfast bell rang we 
stampeded into the messroom. But as Irwin S. Cobbs remarks, "Because 
a man has a soul is no reason he shouldn't have an appetite." 

On the second day out we reached Tortogas Lighthouse about forty 
miles from Key West. Here is an immense old fort which seems to have 
risen up out of the sea. It is entirely deserted, but remains to every ship 
passing a grim silent reminder of the old Spanish regime. One cannot 
but reflect upon the thousands of Indian slaves who toiled away their lives 
in captivity on that coral island. Our ship made about twelve knots per 
hour, a fair speed for a 12,000-ton cargo boat. Next morning we passed 
Jupiter light, the last land until we reached Land's End, England. 

The food on board was exceptionally good, and there was no such 
expression as "Dere ain't nq more." There always had to be more. Not 
even an old maid could say aught o fthe meals. Breakfast — oatmeal or 
other cereal, butter, toast, milk, bacon and eggs, hot cakes, French fried 
potatoes, jam, coffee, apples or other fruit. Dinner — soup, fried chicken, 
"spuds", string beans, marmalade, fresh bakery bread, butter, sweet pota- 
toes, cheese, pickles, coffee, tea, ice cream and blackberry pie (ice water 
could be had any time of day or night) . Supper — rice and curry, biscuits, 
cold meats, meat stew, spuds, asparagus, pickles, cheese, coffee, tea and 
lime juice, cake with sauce. 

I felt a little dizzy the first day at sea, but followed closely the advice 
of an old seaman, who said, "Work hard, eat plenty and don't look at the 
water." This advice was good and kept the "great incorruptable" away. 
On the other hand, my chum became the sickest man I've ever seen. He 
was sure he was going to die and donated everything he ate to the finny 

The first steady work we had was "chipping" decks. Before painting 
all the paint and old rust (for the ship was all steel) had to be scraped 
off with a scrapper or knocked off with a sharp pointed hammer. As the 
able seamen were all on sea watches, we ordinary seamen had to do the 
job. Washing or scrubbing decks was about the easiest job Ave had as a 
fire hose did most of the work and we followed it with scrubbing brooms. 
Other tasks were washing the white work and painting winches. The lat- 
ter is an appropriate job for a bootblack. Longshoremen at the ports tend 
to the cargo. We used to scrub the bridge around the captain's cabin 
every day. We felt like buying him a new bridge after we had done the 
job about a thousand times. 

The heat around the gulf is something terrible- I don't see how anyone 
who works on a cargo ship in summer can laugh at the ancients for be- 
lieving the water boiling around the Equator, I was led to believe that 


The bos'n found that I was on my first trip to sea and used to give me 
the benefit of his ready advice in everything I did, even to handling a 
broom. He could always think up a "better" way of doing things. 

On the day of the Dempsey-Carpentier fight we were about three 
hundred miles east of New York and received the returns by wireless 
round by round. It almost seemed we could hear the crowds shouting. 
All the sailors claimed acquaintance with the champion. One guy's pal 
beat Dempsey before he began his boxing career. Landsmen can't com- 
pete with sailors when there is a "yarn to be spun." 

A novel and interesting sight to a newcomer is a school of dolphins 
or porpoise, rising and falling along the surface. We were out about four 
days before we saw our first. Sometimes boats cross the ocean without 
ever seeing a fish except perhaps in Southern waters, the ever present fly- 
ing fish. These flying fish rise from the water and fly along the water 
for a couple of hundred yards with an occasional flip of their tails for 
impetus. They reminded one very much of a covey of partridges. We saw 
one whale and a large shark near the English coast. Along the usual 
routes which lie in the Gulf Stream, two or three ships are nearly always 
in sight. 

We received a change of bed linen once a week with a liberal supply 
of soap, both toilet and laundry. Of course, we had to wash our own 
clothes and I wore most of mine out in my attempts to wash them- 

We had no rough weather in going over until the day before entering 
the English channel, when the waves and spray clashed all the way over the 
ship as it was loaded deep. Arriving in the English channel the next day 
I finished the first lap of a most enjoyable trip and awarded myself the 
degree of experienced seaman. 

The proudest motto for the young 

Write it in lines of gold. 
Upon thy heart, and in thy mind 

The stirring words enfold ; 
And in misfortune's dreary hour 

Or fortune's prosperous gale 
'T will have a holy, cheering power: 

"There's no such word as fail." 


Srllt Surrm ^r 3mprratorpm 

Ubi clara fax eoo 
Ab axe prima surgit ; 
Ubi vesperi caclentes 
Abscondit unda flammas ; 
Ubi fusca gens propinquo - 
Torretur usta sole ; 
Ubi frigidus nitentes 
Cernit Gelonus Arctos ; 
Tua fama, per remotas 
Late vagatur oras. 

—P. L. D. 


Hrrrptton In PrflfpBBnr SnuuouBqmr 

Reception tendered to Professor Paul C. Boudousquie, A. M., D. F. A., 
by the faculty and students of Spring Hill College on the occasion of the 
completion of his fiftieth year of professorship at Spring Hill, Wednesday, 
nineteenth of October, 1921, nine o'clock a. m. 

The following account of the reception appeared in the Mobile Register: 

Spring Kill College was the scene yesterday of one of the most impressive cere- 
monies that has perhaps ever taken place in Mobile, a reception te?idered to Professor 
Paul Boudousquie, A. M., D. F. A., for fifty years head of the art department of that 
ancient institution. At nine o'clock in the morning the auditorium of the college was 
filled with the faculty, student body and many friends of the professor from Mobile. 
Chief among the representatives of the many who could not come and the spokesman 
of the citizens of Mobile, was George Crawford, mayor of Mobile. 

A very simple program was presented. From the opening selection by College 
Orchestra, "Spring Hill Polonaise" by Professor August J. Staub, music D., of Spring 
Hill, to the "Jubilee Minuet" by Professor Angelo J. Suffich, Mus. D., also of Spring 
Hill, all was college talent and character of the day. 

An address by T. Diaz of the senior class, in which he briefly reviewed the pro- 
fessor's long and eventful life, opened the program. Paul C. Boudousquie was born in 
New Orleans, La., in 1847, and made his college course in Spring Hill. After gradua- 
tion he crossed to the land of his ancestors, France, where he studied engineering at 
Paris. Returning to America about the time of the Civil War, he enlisted in the 
engineering corps of the Confederate army and did yeoman service. That service did 
not bar him from an honoredi position in the United States engineering department in 
1870, in which capacity he did wonderful work on the harbors of Mobile, Pascagoula, 
Biloxi and at Horn and Sand Islands. On October 20, 1871, he was chosen head of the 
art department of Spring Hill College. From that day to this he has not once failed 
to make the department under his care the equal if not the superior to any in the 

After this tribute, a representative of the high school, C. Vega, Jr., paid the 
respects of that department to the venerable jubilarian. A laudatory poem composed 
for the occasion was read by Mr. Coyle. A humorous sketch of the professor's early 
days was given by Mr. Harty, and a French poem recited by H. Billeaud. 

Then Father Reams, president of Spring Hill College, introduced Mayor Crawford, 
who conveyed the congratulations of the citizens of Mobile and paid a warm tribute 
to his merits as a citizen and a teacher. Father Reams then arose, bearing in his 
hands a sheaf of telegrams and letters of greeting from absent wellwishers. Heading 
the list was a cable from the general of the Society of Jesus in Rome, followed by a 
letter from his paternity's special representative in this country. All the living ex- 
presidents of Spring Hill College sent congratulations as well as many former dis- 
tinguished college workers and pupils. 

Professor Boudousquie rose and in an unbroken voice, made reply in part 
in the following words: 

"Guided and assisted by a most kind. Providence, I have the high privilege of 
an association of fifty years as a teacher in this noble institution of learning, an insti- 
tution which is known and stands unrivaled in this our broad land. 

"During those fifty years, a life time for many, I have seen thousands of young- 
men leave these halls ful'y qualified to meet that inevitable law of the survival of the 
fittest, because they had been made strong, morally and mentally. I have followed 


their careers, until they met eventual success in the various vocations of their choice, 
and that choice I am proud to say was mainly one of the learned professions. 

"Here within those hallowed walls I ever found true and trusted friends, friends, 
grand, scholarly, pious and humble; men who have fashioned the minds of your preces- 
sors and fashioning yours to lofty ideals so you may realize the blessing that await you. 

"I thank you, Reverend Fathers and dear students, for this whole-souled manifesta- 
tion of your appreciation of the fifty years of labor which I have consecrated to the 
cause of art within these historic precincts, and I thank you also for the unusual and 
cordial reception which you have extended me in such a gracious manner, on this unique 

At the end Professor Boudousquie was presented with a gold watch as a gift 
from the student body and a token of esteem from the faculty. Afterwards he was 
tendered a dinner by the faculty, at which were present the bishop of Mobile, Rt. Rev. 
Edward P. Allen, D. D., and many of the reverend clergy. 

The following letter is so thoroughly typical of the sentiments ex- 
pressed in the many communications of congratulation to Prof. Boudous- 
quie, that in recording it we are practically reproducing all — Editor. 


New Orleans, La., Oct. 15, 1921. 

Prof. P. C. Boudousquie, 

Spring Hill College, 

Spring Hill, Ala. : - 

My dear Professor: — 

As one of your real "old" Spring Hill friends, I cannot and would not permit 
the occasion of your Golden Jubilee of Professorship to pass without sending you a 
word of loving greeting and sincere congratulation. I consider it an honor to be 
numbered among your "old" friends. When I first knew you in 1889, now 32 years 
ago, you had already done service in years outnumbering the professorial careers of 
many educators. From the very beginning of our acquaintance, I honored you as a 
veteran professor most worthy of high esteem and respect. But very soon becoming 
imbued with the sentiments of my Jesuit confreres towards you, I did, as I have all 
these long years faithfully done, more than look upon you with respect and esteem, 
I loved you as the highest type of a genuine Christian, cultured gentleman, as a< true 
friend of the Society of Jesus and a devoted and efficient professor 1 of the Faculty of 
Spring Hill College. You have always remained a staunch friend of the Jesuit Fathers 
and a strong supporter of Spring Hill College. The Fathers and the College have 
ever been true to you. In honoring you therefore on the occasion of your Golden 
Jubilee of professorship, your Jesuit friends are only adding an extra proof of their 
love for you, and Spring Hill College is showing her appreciation of your 50 years 
of devoted service. At different times during your career, Spring Hill College has 
taken occasion to manifest her high regard and gratitude for you by bestowing upon 
you public academic honors as "merita Laurea", but on this occasion, embracing all her 
honors in one great act of recognition she proclaims you her Jubilarian Professor full 
of days and merits whose name and memory will always live in loving honor in the 
hearts of the Jesuits and in the grateful remembrance of Spring Hill College. 

Debts of gratitude can never be paid in full; we, therefore, the Jesuit Fathers 
and Spring Hill College will ever be in debt to you; we can only make partial pay- 
ments as we are endeavoring to do on this occasion. 

As an old Rector of the College, I feel especially indebted to you. As you well 
know there were trying times and events during my incumbency and through all the 
distress and bewilderment that in consequence encumbered me, you ever showed 
yourself the faithful friend with words of faith and encouragement and deeds of 


sterling worth that gave me strength and support. For all this your genuine kind- 
ness and invaluable aid, I have ever felt deeply grateful and I take this occasion of 
once more impressing upon you my sincere appreciation. 

I am sorry I cannot be present at your golden jubilee celebration. I therefore 
write these my sentiments to you and promise to remember you most gratefully in 
Holy Mass on the great day that will complete your 50 golden years of professor- 
ship at dear old Spring Hill College. 

Vivas, crescas, floreas ad mutlos adhuc annos. 

Your devoted friend, 



"We must combat the menace in the growing assumption that the 
State must support the people, for just government is merely the guaran- 
tee to the peoeple of the right and opportunity to support themselves. The 
one outstanding danger of today is the tendency tot turn to Washington 
for the things which are the tasks or the duties of the forty-eight Com- 
monwealths which constitute the State." 


®n flroftfifinr Paul (B. InubnuBqutr 

Poem composed for the occasion of his completing his fiftieth year of Professorship at 
the College and read by Charles G. Coyle. 

Full fifty, fruitful years have sped 

Since, by his artist-fervor, led, 

A youth, to Spring Hill, heart aglow, 

Came, life, in service, to bestow. 

And here today, is it not meet, 

That we, that youth, grown old, should greet; 

That we, admirers of his art, 

Should praise his selfless soul and heart? 

And, to him, welcome here extend, 

To him, of old and young, the friend, 

To him, whose loved and honored name 

Is writ on Spring Hill's roll of fame, 

For she was nowise slow to see 

His salient capability. 

The years have proved her judgment just, 

For ever faithful to his trust, 

She saw him, to her youth, impart 

The canons of his noble art, 

To classic models, point their eye, 

And show, of art, the purpose high, 

Ambition, in their minds, excite 

And guide their novice-hands aright, 

Abhorrence, in their hearts, to sow 

For all, in art, that's false and low. — 

As glancing backward o'er his years 

We find, in each, as it appears, 

A record fraught with sterling deeds, 

A rosary told on Duty's beads. — 

On this great day, for him so fair, 

We utter here this heartfelt prayer, 

And of our love be it the test, 

We bear for him, our honored guest ; — 

May it for many a future year, 

Be his, to tarry with us here, 

And long may Spring Hill's students share 

The fruits of his aesthetic care, 

And when, for him, life's toil is done, 

May Heaven's home, by him be won! 




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A Boy Scout Story 


NE DAY, as I was taking my evening stroll, I met my old col- 
lege pal, Tom Christily, whom I had not seen for some time, as 
he had been with his troup of Boy Scouts, for an outing of two 

Panama Park was their camping ground- It is situated on 
Trout Creek, which, in reality, is not a creek at all, but a good- 
sized river about a half mile wide at that particular point. 

Tom asked me to dinner at his home and to spend the evening with him. 
I accepted, partly, I must confess, because I knew from experience what 
fine impromptu dinners Margaret, Tom's wife, could cook, and partly be- 
cause I knew how enjoyable an evening with my old chum would be. 

Tom took the precaution of telephoning Margaret to let her know he 
was bringing a guest. We hopped into his car and after an hour's spin, 
found ourselves at Riverview, Tom's home. 

Margaret did herself justice. It was a fine meal, and when I told her 
how I enjoyed it she was very much pleased, as I am considered somewhat 
of a connoiseur in such matters. 

Tom and I then proceeded to the vine-shaded porch and settled down 
to our cigars and our tale-swapping. It was then Tom related the follow- 
ing incident: 

It illustrates the fact that there is still a spark of manhood and cour- 
age in the heart of every one, even the most degraded. 

Here is Tom's story. 

It was about an hour before supper, most of the scouts were in swim- 
ming. Suddenly, out of a clear sky, a terrific thunder storm descended. 

The play of the lightning and the roll of thunder in the heavens were 
awe-inspiring, while the beating of the rain on the corrugated tin roof of 
the hall where the boys had taken refuge, sounded like the roll of a big 
bass drum. Suddenly one of the boys cried : "Where is Jimmy Dawson ? He 
was with me in the water when the storm began." 

A hurried search through the camp failed to find him. 

It was but a few steps to the water's edge, and we were all there in 
a moment. As the thunder ceased for a moment, a faint cry of "Help! 
Help!" was heard from across the waters, and a moment later a broad 
zig-zag flash across the heavens revealed the boy on the crest of a large 
wave about 150 feet from shore clinging to a piece of drift wood. 

It also showed that Jim was nearly exhausted and could not hold on 
much longer. 

One of the boys who went by the name of "Slats," and who had been 
rescued from the streets by Jimmy and his mother, and was persuaded by 
Jimmy to join the Scouts, seized a log that was just drifting by, pushing 
it before him, he began to battle his way to the almost exhausted boy. 
That sight will never be forgotten by me. The boys at the water's edge, 


with the rain beating unnoticed upon them, the black clouds scurrying 
across the sky, the camp, ghost-like in back of us, the bending and moan- 
ing trees ; the exhausted boy clinging to the bobbing log ; Slats heroically 
pushing towards him ; all this now in the half gloom, and then in the 
bright light that flashed across the heavens. 

At last "Slats" reached his friend, holding on to his log with one hand, 
he grabbed Jimmy with the other and bravely started for shore. And 
then a thing occurred which froze us with horror. We saw "Slats", his 
face contracted by pain, shove Jimmy the log which he grasped and as 
the log was much larger than the one to which he had been clinging when 
"Slats" reached him he easily kept afloat and a beach comber cast him 
on shore. We ran to his rescue and in our excitement forgot "Slats." 

And then the awful truth dawned upon us. Cramps had seized on the 
poor faithful fellow and he had gone down. 

The body of this hero of heroes was never recovered, although search 
was made for it for over a week. 

"Slats," the one-time street Arab and petty thief, had shown himself 
to be a man. 

His name and his memory are indelibly stamped on the Roll of Honor 
of the Boy Scouts of America, and much more indelibly he is stamped with- 
in their hearts. He had done "his good turn" that day. He had died to 
save his friend. One of Jimmy's greatest treasures is the life saving medal, 
which, as it could not be given to "Slats," was given to Jimmy. 

A child with no education has only one chance out of 150,000 of being 
a prominent and successful man, with an elementary education he has four 
chances, with high school education he has 87 chances and with a college 
education he has 800 chances. No comment is necessary- 



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»nd Hitfh. 

RAPEVILLE, a small town of California, was the home of John 
Wilson. Chronic laziness was John's besetting sin. A bench 
in the public park was his lounging place. Thinking out a 
plan by which he would not have to work anymore, he con- 
ceived what he thought a bright idea. "I will break the law 
and so get into jail; there I will get three meals a day, and a 
place to sleep, without having to work for them. 

That very evening he resolved to carry out his plan. Walking down 
one of the side streets, a large glass show window attracted his atten- 
tion. He picked up a stone and threw it at the window, but his aim was 
as bad as his intention. Instead of hitting the window the stone landed 
on a fruit-stand and scattered fruit all over the sidewalk. Luck was against 
him, instead of having him arrested, the irate Italian with angry words 
and excited gestures, chased him away. 

Angry at his failure to get arrested, he did not give up. The next 
place to which he came was a cafe. He entered, sat down, and ordered a 
good meal. When he had finished, the proprietor came to collect the 
bill ; but the man said he had no money. The owner of the cafe, being a 
man of a fierce temper, became so enraged that he threw him out 
of his place. Luck was against Wilson again, but he resolved to keep on 

He rambled carelessly down a side street and found himself at the 
door of a clothing store. In front of the shop was a stand of umbrellas. 
He took one of them and ran, but the street was so crowded that the 
manager could not identify the thief and he was once more disappointed. 
He became so angry with his failures that he threw the umbrella down 
and broke it. 

The poor fellow was so tired from his day's exertion that he de- 
cided to rest. While resting, his thoughts went back over the reverses 
of the day. Suddenly a soft singing was heard from a church nearby. It 
was Christmas Eve, the congregation had come together to sing Christmas 
Hymns. Wilson listened for awhile. The harmony stuck in his mind and 
he decided to reform and become a good man. His thoughts were sud- 
denly interrupted by a policeman who tapped him on the shoulder and 
said: "Come along, young man, you are arrested for loafing." 



To the Editor of The Springhillian : 

Dear Sir: — 

The recent lamentable results of bigotry in certain sections of our 
country have induced me to gather a few of the expressions of opinion con- 
cerning this subject rendered by men whose outstanding personalities en- 
title those opinions to respect. This I do in the hope of so impressing the 
present generation of students that they will go out from Spring Hill un- 
inoculated with that deadly and unamerican virus. 

Respectfully yours, 



The mind of the bigot is like the pupil of the eye ; the more light you 
pour upon it, the more it will contract. — 0. W. Holmes. 

The bigot sees religion, not as a sphere, but a line; and it is the line 
in which he is moving. He would not preceive a legion of angels or devils 
at the distance of ten yards, on the one side or the other. — John Foster. 

Bigotry has no head, and cannot think ; no heart, and cannot feel. 
When she moves, it is in wrath ; when she pauses it is amidst ruin ; her 
prayers are curses — her communion is death. — O'Connel. 

Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost. — Bolton- 

There is no tariff so injurious as that with which sectarian bigotry 
guards its commodities. It dwarfs the soul by shutting out truths from 
our continents of thought, and checks the circulation of its own. — E. H. 

When once a man is determined to believe, the very absurdity of the 
doctrine does but confirm him in his faith. — Junius. 

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable to believe there is no 
virtue or truth but on his own side. — Addison. 

The bigot for the most part clings to opinions adopted without inves- 
tigation, and defended without argument, while he is intolerant of the 
opinions of others. — Buck. 


Ullir (£o-np 

This is not the name of a new species of animal or plant- It is the 
name given to the college store and stands for "The Co-operative Store." 
No better name could have been chosen, for it brings out the significance 
of the store in educational institutions. This meaning is not always under- 
stood by the students, and not being understood is not appreciated. Few 
schools run stores for their own benefit. In the case of Catholic institu- 
tions not a cent made in the store goes for the benefit of the institution, 
It is run for the benefit of the students as a convenience, it enables them to 
obtain the little necessaries or luxuries that they feel they must have, 
without undue bother and loss of time. But the main point is that the 
profits, small though they be, instead of going into the coffers of the 
merchant and being lost to the purchaser, return once more to them and 
in a way that they should duly appreciate. The store is the mainstay of 
the athletics of a college, and athletics, nowadays, is an expensive com- 
modity. Besides the high cost of athletic goods, the bringing of re- 
spectable teams to play at home in order to afford the student body healthy 
sport, comes very high. In Spring Hill last year the athletic expenses of 
the College and High School were $20,000. Now this money has to 
come from somewhere. The college has no available funds for this purpose, 
and as the gate receipts of our games are insignificant, the only source of 
revenue is the college store. The student body should realize this and 
should co-operate in making it a paying concern. What they spend there 
comes back to them. What they spend elsewhere gives them no return. 
They can co-operate not merely by spending their money there, but also by 
helping its efficiency with their services and suggestions. It is sometimes 
heard that the reason why students buy elsewhere is because they can 
not get what they want in the college store. If they made this known to 
the management they would find it most receptive to good ideas- So make 
the college store a real "Co-op," a co-operative organization in the full 
meaning of the word. 


The flow 
Of life-time is a graduate scale, 
And deeper than the vanities of power, 
Or the vain pomp of glory, there is writ 
A standard, measuring its worth for Heaven. 




Very Rev. Joseph C. Kearns, S. J., President. 

Rev. Joseph M. Walsh, S. J., Dean. 

Rev. Michael A. Grace, S. J., Secretary. 

Rev. John X. Di Pietro, S. J., Treasurer. 

Rev. Cyril Ruhlman, S. J., Supt. of Buildings and Grounds. 

Rev. Charles D. Barland, S. J., Chaplain. 

Rev. George A. Rittmeyer, S. J., Librarian. 

Rev. Daniel P. Lawton, S. J., Director of "THE SPRINGHILLIAN." 

William M. Mastin, M. D., Physician. 


Very Rev. Joseph C. Kearns, S. J., President. 

Rev. Joseph M. Walsh, S. J., Dean. 

Rev. Charles D. Barland, S. J., Lecturer in Mental Philosophy and 

Rev. Charles Klein, S. J., Professor of German. 

Rev. Daniel P. Lawton, S. J., Lecturer in Theodicy. 

Rev. Daniel M. Cronin, S. J., Professor of Mathematics. 

Rev. William F. Obering, S. J., Professor of Ancient Classics. 

Rev. George I. Rittmeyer, S. J., Professor of French. 

Rev. Cyril Ruhlmann, S. J., Professor of Physics. 

Rev. John H. Stritch, S. J., Professor of English and Public Speaking. 

Mr. Joseph A. Butt, S. J., Professor of Business Branches. 

Mr. John V. Deignan, S. J., Professor of Chemistry. 

Mr. Patrick H. Yancey, S. J., Professor of Spanish and Director of 
"The Alumni Bulletin." 

Mr. Griswold A. Whipple, S. J., Professor of Greek and Faculty Direc- 
tor of Athletics. 

Eugene Thames, M. D., Professor of Biology. 

Mr. Paul C. Boudousquie, A. M-, D. F. A., Professor of Fine Arts and 

August J- Staub, Mus. D., Professor of Music. 

Angelo J. Suffich, Mus. B., Assistant Professor of Music. 

Richard L. Ducote, Assistant Director of Athletics. 


Principal, Rev. J. J. Wallace, S. J. ; Professor of Fourth High, Rev. 
John Power, S. J.; Professor of Third High, Rev. F. A. Cavey, S- J.; 
Professor of Second High, Mr. Geo. St. Paul, S. J.; Professor of First 
High A, Rev. Joseph Carbajal, S. J. ; Professor of First High B, Mr. 
L. G. Dorn, S. J. ; Professor of French, Rev. Alexander Dreane, S. J. ; Pro- 
fessor of Spanish, Mr. M. V. Campana, S. J. ; Professor of Chemistry, Mr. 


A. J. Westland, S. J. ; Professor of Physics, Mr. T. A. Ray, S. J. ; Faculty 
Supervisor of Athletics, Mr. D. R. Needham, S. J. ; Coach, Mr. Conners, 
A. B. 

The following members of last year's faculty have left us : Rev. J. 
W. Hynes, S. J., has gone to Rome for special course in Dogmatic Theology ; 
Rev. W. Reagan, S- J., is now Secretar of St. Charles College, Grand 
Coteau, La. ; Mr. T. P. O'Loughlin, S. J., teaches Third High in the College 
of the Immaculate Conception, New Orleans ; Messrs. MacDonald, Burns, 
Toups and Mailman, S. J., are pursuing their higher studies preparatory 
to the priesthood. 


When Slander's fang thy name besmears, 

Recall to mind this saying true: 
'Tis never putrifying fruit 

That hunger-famished wasps pursue. 


What men want is not talent; it is purpose; in other words, not the 
power to achieve, but the will to labor. — Bulwer. 

"Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform, and mortal 
men lay hold on heaven." 

Stljr g>prittgljtlltan 

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Vol. XIV. OCTOBER, 1921. No. 1. 

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Editor: B. L. Cosio, Jr. '22 

Associate Editor: D. STEWART '23 

Alumni Section: B. NEFF '23 Exchange Section: A. CASEY '22 

Chronicle Section: A. CROCY '23 Athletics Section: L. SCHWEGMAN '23 

Circulation Manager: A. ROBICHAUX '22 

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The Springhillian of '21-'22 makes its initial bow under new manage- 
ment. It is just fifteen years ago since the magazine made its first ap- 
pearance. Little did its founders realize what a rosy future was in store 
for this the creature of their brain. Those who have followed its progress 
during all these years will readily admit that its growth and advancement 
have been most gratifying. Under the capable leadership of our new di- 
rector, the Editors look forward to a year of efficient achievement. It is 
our desire, and it will be our ambition, to raise the standard of the Spring- 
hillian to a still higher plane. Nothing will be admitted to its pages that 


does not bear evidence of careful preparation. In this way we will endeavor 
to make our magazine not more exclusive, but more desirable. It will be 
essentially an available medium for those who combine a desire to per- 
fect their English, with a laudable amount of honest labor in that desir- 
able direction. 

One of the crying needs of our present day is for young men who can 
write good English. The number of College Graduates who lack the ability 
to construct even correct sentences is deplorable. It is lamentable that 
more time is given to subjects comparatively less important, whilst Eng- 
lish is relegated to a subordinate position and too often neglected entirely. 
It is therefore the object of the Springhillian to encourage the student- 
body to cultivate the art of writing. 

As this is essentially a magazine of the Students, for the Students, 
and by the Students, it is for them to make of it a vehicle for their thoughts 
and ideas. It will be a pleasure and a comfort in later life when, on look- 
ing back, they will find that their first article appeared in the Spring- 
hillian. The Professors of each class are only too willing to assist by 
their counsel and direction. The subject-* susceptible of treatment are not 
limited. If you have the material for a good story write it. If you have 
been to some place of interest during the Summer write your impressions 
and experiences. If you would ascend to still higher altitudes, translate 
the play of your imagination into poetry. Let not failure deter you. The 
greatest writers have tasted the bitterness of repeated refusal before 
success finally crowned their efforts. Gladstone has aptly said : "No 
man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes." 

In conclusion we sincerely hope to live up to the record set by our 
predecessors. Should we net always measure up to expectations, we ask 
the charity of a benevolent understanding and we repeat or rather para- 
phase the dear old familiar lines: 

Don't view us with a critic's eye, 
But pass our imperfections by. 

B. L. Cosio, Jr., A. B. '22. 


The Spring Hill College Alumni Association is making an endeavor 
to establish itself on a larger, broader and more permanent foundation- 

In this enterprise it is impressed by the conviction that now more than 
ever it behooves the educated citizen in general to make of himself a potent 
factor in the moral and mental progress of his environment ; but in par- 
ticular that it is the bounden duty of every true Jesuit Alumnus to rise 
to the requirements of the hour, and to stand side by side with his fellow 
alumni, to demonstrate by the moral force of his intellect and influence the 
sublimity of the ideals which are his, and to show forth in a practical way 
his gratitude to his Alma Mater for making him what he is recognized 
to be: an upright, honest, intelligent citizen. 

In making this effort to increase its membership, the Association 
makes its personal appeal to each and every old boy in the hope of finding 


in him an active helper in bringing about the success of its drive. It feels 
that in asking this, its confidence and its hopes will not be misplaced. The 
Association needs the help of all the Alumni of the College because it likes 
to believe that every Alumnus of Spring Hill College has at heart the de- 
velopment and the perfection of true cultural citizenship. It realizes that 
there is not one of Spring Hill's former pupils so lacking in qualities of 
mind and heart as not to be able to contribute his quota, no matter how 
insignificant, to the uplifting of a less-favored brother, while there is no 
one so liberally endowed mentally, morally, and socially as to be above the 
need of the moral support of those who may be denizens of a lowe r stratum 
of society. 

In soliciting his membership the Association is in reality conferring 
a favor: it is extending to each prospective member an opportunity of ex- 
periencing one of the keenest pleasures afforded to man: namely, that of 
meeting in social intercourse the companions of his younger days and of 
talking over the halcyon days spent together within the walls of his Alma 
Mater. Already in various sections of the country representative Alumni 
in accordance with the project of the Association, are banding themselves 
together in local organization. 

Very Reverend J. C. Kearns, S. J., President of the College, has con- 
vened several meetings in various cities and towns. We subjoin brief ac- 
counts of these meetings in the hope that they will prove an incentive to 
the formation of other branches elsewhere. 

The itinerary of Father Kearns comprised, in Louisiana, Thibodoux, 
Houma, St. Martinsville, New Iberia, Jenerette and Donaldsonville. In 
Texas, Beaumont and Houston. 

Everywhere the old boys rallied to the call with a loyalty to old Spring 
Hill that was refreshing to behold- 

The enthusiasm displayed at these gatherings augurs well for the 
success of the Association's plans. 

At Thibodoux a most successful meeting was held and the branch went 
into permanent organization. The officers elected were: Octave Coig- 
net, A. B. '98. President; E. Rodrigue, A. B. '96, Vice President; H. S. 
Smith, A. B., M. D., Secretary and Treasurer; Walter Morvant, '96, Oliver 
Brand '96, and H. Le Blanc '94, Executive Committee. Among those pres- 
ent were C. Morvant. D- Brand, the Meyer brothers to a man, Gaston 
Trosclair, Philip Le Blanc, Fred Chalin, etc. 

Texas was not less enthusiastic. At Beaumont a permanent branch 
was also established. J. J. Schneider was the man of the hour. Through 
his activity a banquet was arranged at which the old boys displayed an 
enthusiasm for the project of a larger Alumni Association worthy of the 
cause. Among those present were D. Bordages, B. and L. Alvey, Sidney 
Toupon, etc. 

Houston was not behind her sister city. She, too, staged a banquet 
at the Rice Hotel. Ed. Colgan, A. B- '98, was the dynamo behind the activ- 
ity displayed. L. Drago, B. McEnnis, Philip Frank and Jno. Moulton were 
the outstanding figures in this reunion. 


To lend local color to the enterprise, Father Grace, Secretary of the 
College, visited his native town, Plaquemine, La., where a branch was also 
established. The names of the officers have not as yet reached the Edi- 
tor's sanctum. The Secretary will please take the hint. 

When the football team journeyed to Birmingham, Ala., Father Walsh. 
Dean of the Faculty took occasion to rally the old boys of that section. 
The same encouragement was in evidence there as elsewhere. 

This brief account of the movement will, we hope, inspire an emulative 
zeal in the old boys of other sections of the country. The Association ex- 
pects great things of Georgia, Mississippi and "noblesse oblige," of Ala- 


(The following, taken from the Creighton Courier of October 1st, is 
of more than sectional interest, it embodies ideas so germane to the inter- 
ests of every college paper, that it seems almost a duty on our part to re- 
produce it. — Editor.) 

An obvious though perhaps inconsequential question, quite as baffling as why is 
there an end to the day, or to achievement. But seriously, isn't it worth while to 
consider the significance and the proper function of an alumnus? If schools were 
merely impersonal organizations like dry goods stores or butcher shops, the graduate 
of an institution of learning might properly take the position that, having paid the price 
for the commodity offered, he was under no further obligation, financial, moral or 
otherwise; but the fact is that no student, whatever the tuition he pays, returns to 
the institution from which he graduates more than a small part of the outlay neces- 
sary for his education. Even if he paid enough money to cover the actual outlay of 
money made on his account he would still be debtor to the institution beyond his 
power of repayment, for it is utterly impossible to estimate the value of the time, the 
talent, the industry, and the devotion of any respectable faculty. Moreover, it would 
be impossible to discover the precise creditor to whom the student should make pay- 
ment, for the faculty, whatever its eminence, has discovered first-hand, at most, a 
small part of the instruction offered to the student body. Teachers, no less than stu- 
dents, are merely travellers along the pathway of knowledge and experience and are 
debtors to the past for most of what they offer to their disciples. 

It is just as idle for a citizen to pretend that he has discharged his whole duty to 
the state by paying his taxes, for\a student to take the position that his account is bal- 
anced merely because he ( has paid his tuition. The fact is that the progress of the race 
is in large part measured by the extent to which the blessings of education are dis- 
tributed and those to whom most has been given should give back most in return. 
The schools are merely society's means for imparting the experiences of the race and 
as such they discharge a public duty of far-reaching and incalculable significance. Ths 
graduate, therefore, should not feel that he has no further interest in the schools or 
in his own institution of learning, but should realize that Commencement is in fact 
the beginning of a new relation with added responsibility and with the duty of more 
helpful co-operation in all that promises for the common weal through the proper di- 
rection and development of the country's institutions of learning. 


Why is an alumnus? Because of his good fortune in being selected from a very- 
large group of persons, many of whom are perhaps more deserving than he; because 
opportunity has smiled upon him and given him a chance to complete the long course 
leading up to his diploma; because in a special manner he has been permitted to share 
in the accumulated wisdom of the ages through the agency of the schools; because 
he has been deemed fit for the honor of leadership and for the responsibility of 
ameliorating the condition of his fellows by putting into practice some of the prin- 
ciples he learned in the school. The alumnus is a select, not necessarily perhaps 
because of his own worth, but nevertheless a select and he should measure .up to his 
opportunity and responsibility. If, in the light of his experience, he can make sug- 
gestions which will improve the schools, he should not hesitate to give this advice 
to the proper persons; if he is in a position to extend the influence of his school, duty 
requires that he should. 


Youth is the period of building up in habits, and hopes, and faiths. — 
Not an hour but is trembling with destinies; not a moment once passed, 
of which the appointed work can ever be done again, or the neglected 
blow struck on the cold iron. — RUSKIN. 


Drpartmntlal Npujb 


We regret to be obliged to state that our appeal to our Medical Alumni 
for contributions of books, etc., to our pre-medical department did not 
meet with the response we anticipated. This is due, we would fain be- 
lieve, not to any lack of interest on their part, but to the fact that our neces- 
sities did not come under their notice. Nothing daunted, we renew that 
appeal. We take this occasion to thank Dr. Jno. Rush, Mr. J. C. Van 
Antwerp, Mr. T. Mcliatton, and Sister M. Pauline of the Charity Hospital, 
for their valuable and appreciated aid. We hope that our Alumni will 
emulate their generous example. 


The Physics Department, on account of the increased number of its 
students, has been changed from Yenni Hall to the Main Building. More 
spacious quarters for the new laboratory equipment recently installed are 
thus provided. 

Two courses are now taught: An advanced one for the college and 
an elementary one for the high school. 

Elective courses are provided for students desiring to specialize in 
some particular branch. 

Should there be a sufficient number of students to warrant a more 
advanced course, the department is prepared to undertake this work also. 

The laboratory has been equipped with up-to-date tables for use of 
the students during their experimental work, and instruments have been 
and are being procured which will put this section of the department on 
a par with any of its kind. 


The Chemical Department bids fair to become one of the best patron- 
ized and most popular of all departments of the College or High School. 
Over seventy-five attend the lecture and laboratory classes in the college, 
while the High School brings the total of those following the course to one 
hundred and ten. The entire ground floor of the Science Building, former- 
ly devoted to both Physics and Chemistry, is now occupied by the Chemis- 
try Department, making possible many changes and improvements. The 
lecture room has been completely remodelled and a new tier system has 
almost doubled the seating capacity. The Chemical Reference Library, 
adjoining the lecture room, has beeen supplemented by the latest works 
of the best authorities on the different departments of the science. 

The separation of these two courses likewise enabled a division of the 
Organic and Inorganic Laboratories, giving an Organic Laboratory to ac- 
commodate thirty-six, completely equipped for a thorough two year's course, 
with an Inorganic one to accommodate fifty students. A departure has 


been made in discarding the old drawer and locker type of laboratory desks 
in favor of a modified form of the Fales-Organic Desk. A new gas gen- 
erating plant has been installed with over four times the capacity of the 
former one; with a stock room containing an ample supply of all chemi- 
cals, glassware and apparatus. A special balance room, equipped with two 
Stoedinger Balances and six others less sensitive, sufficient to supply all de- 
mands, make the laboratories as complete as could be desired. 


The studio of this department is now located in the old-time parlor. 
The need of more classrooms in the college is responsible for this change. 

Professor Boudousquie informs us that his department is largely pat- 
ronized. The students, especially the freshmen, are reviewing geometrical 
problems as a preparation for orthographic projection or descriptive geom- 
etry. Others are specializing in architectural, anatomical, mechanical, or 
electrical drawing. Water color painting is engrossing the attention of 
not a few. 

An art display of the students' handiwork is promised in the not- 
distant future. 

The many friends of Prof. Boudousquie will be interested to learn 
that he celebrated the fiftieth year of his professorship in the college on 
the twentieth of October, 1921. 


This department is now installed in the old Sodality Chapel, around 
which so many tender memories cling. This building is the last survivor 
of the old college group. It has been considerably enlarged by the addi- 
tion of practice rooms. 

The prospects for a banner year are very bright. The aesthetic and 
social values of a msuical training are appreciated by a large number of 
the boys. 

The ability and experience of Professors Staub and Suffich are a 
sufficient guarantee for the thoroughness of the instruction imparted. 

The Choir, Orchestra, and Band, under the leadership of their re- 
spective Directors, are being recruited by many of the new comers and 
bid fair to sustain the best traditions of the past. 


The Business Course began the year under the most favorable auspices. 
Students from Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman in the college course, 
and many representatives from the High School are availing themselves 


of its advantages. The Junior and Sophomore students follow the regular 
courses in English and Philosophy. They unite with the others for Ac- 
counting, Elements of Business, and Commercial Law. 


Already the blare of trumpets and the rattle and boom of drums have 
begun. The college band is busy practicing up for football, baseball 
games, exhibitions, parades, and whatever may come its way. Last year 
the band did itself much credit, winning the compliments of all who had 
the pleasure of hearing it. 

Still another organization is preparing to charm us. This is the Col- 
lege Orchestra. At the September exhibition, considering the short time 
in which they had to practice, it gave a creditable demonstration. A won- 
derful improvement in both orchestra and band was noticeable at the 
Boudousquie reception. 

Music seems to be the joy of the fellows. With the passing of the 
famous Six, our own jazz band of last year, because Ted Diaz, the trom- 
bone artist, has to devote more time to his ethics or something, Don Cham- 
pion holds daily sessions at the piano. And the boys work poor Champ 
almost to death. Until lately, we never knew how many graceful dancers 
we have. 

The fairest flower in the garden of creation is a young mind, offering 
and unfolding itself to the influence of Divine wisdom, as the heliotrope 
turns its sweet blossoms to the sun. — J. E. SMITH. 


Arafomtr ijmtnrH 

The Springhillian will in future, under its present management, de- 
vote some of its space to the recording of the names of those who, by dint 
of industry, have achieved success in their respective classes. 

Mental efficiency is, when all has been said, the end and the aim of 
every school, all other adjuncts, however excellent in themselves, are of 
secondary consideration. The history of Spring Hill shows that she has 
invariably kept this vital fact well in view. 


Mental Philosophy — First, A. Casey; second, Charles Coyle. 

Mental Philosophy — First, A. Crocy, and J. K. Mahorner, Ex Aequo. 

Business Course — First, A. Billeaud; second, R- Junkin. 

Excellence — First, Felix Cirlot ; second, M. Motet. 

Excellence — First, D. Casey; second, M. Tamayo. 

Excellence — First, M. Lucket; second, S. Marston. 


Excellence — First, F. 0- Schmidt, and G. C. Wratten, Ex Aequo; 
second, J. C. Otto. 

Excellence — First, M. Duquesne; second, W. De Hoff. 

Excellence — First, J. Davidson ; second, G. Kaiser. I 


Excellence — First, M. Keuper; second, M. Lappington. 


Excellence — First, V. Kleinpeter; second, M. McKinney. 

Excellence — First, M. Oliver; second, Fred. Grace. 

Excellence — First, E. McEvoy. No second place. 

Excellence — First, John Cowley; second, C. E. Schmidt- 

Excellence — First, T. Killeen; second, G. Broussard. 

Excellence — First, H. Schmidt; second, G. Unruh. 

Excellence — J. Chamblis. 

Excellence — First, E. Chavez ; second, J. Murnan. 

First High, A. B. 

Excellence — First, E. Black ; second, E. McKinney. 

Excellence — First, H. Cazentre. 


JSrltgtnufi Asannalinna 

held its first meeting on September 27th. The officers elected for the 
current year are: 

Eugene H- Walet Prefect 

Louis Mulherin First Assistant 

Charles C. Coyle Second Assistant 

Angelo J. Croci Secretary 

Samuel A. Impastato Treasurer 

Henry A. LeSassier First Consultor 

William M. O'Dowd Second Consultor 

James G. Logan Sacristan 

Alfred G. Robichaux Organist 


The Sodality convened on the 27th of September for the firs t time. 
James R. Druhan was elected Prefect. The Director of the Sodality ap- 
pointed the other officers as follows: Philip A. Mulherin and Robert G. 
Courtney, Assistants; Celestino C. Vega, Secretary; Nugent F. Provosty 
and C. Ernest Schmidt, Sacristans. 

The promoters of the League of the Sacred Heart for the year are: 

College Department 

Alfred G. Robichaux (Chief), Denis J. Burguieres, Angelo J. Croci, 
Louis Mulherin, Elmer B. Neff, Clarence J. O'Shee, Francis D. Bogue, John 
0. Tremmel. 

High School Department 

Robert G. Courtney (Chief), James R. Druhan, Vincent I. Kleinpeter, 
William S. Perry, Celestino C. Vega, John R. Cowley, Lawrence T. Ryan, 
Charles E. Schmidt, Raymond Cody, Edward W. Rankin. 









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£>t. 3Jnhn Serrijmana 


The way is long and rugged too, 

And thickly falls the snow, 
Yet bravely on to Montaigu, 

A youth is seen to go. 

0, who is he that saintly boy, 

So modest and so fair, 
Whose face reflects a holy joy, 

Whose lips so move in prayer? 

Or, why this bleak and wintery day, 

With pace so brisk and light, 
Does he, so eager, bend his way 

To yon steep mountain height? 

The youth on whom, your eyes, you feast, 

Of whom you ask the aim, 
Is but a humble child of Diest, 

John Berchmans is his name. 

And why he ventures out today, 

Though winds blow cold and keen ; 
He's on his way, his vows to pay 

To Mary, Heaven's queen. 

The mount is gained, on bended knees, 

The youth, within the shrine, 
Around the Virgin Mother, sees 

A luminance divine. 

He prays: "0, Mother mine, obtain 

This favor, from thy Son: 
That, in His service, I remain, 

Till Heaven, by me, be won." 

His prayer is heard, and he became, 

As he, his life-path trod, 
A saint whose virtues all acclaim 

Throughout the Church of God. 

On Sunday, September 18th, the St. John Berchmans' Sanctuary So- 
ciety was reorganized. The officers elected were John R. Cowley, Jr., 
President; George W. Unruh. Jr., Vice-President; C. Ernest Schmidt, Sec- 
retary ; Donnell Greenwood, Assistant. As this year is the centenary year 
of the sodality's patron, St. John Berchmans, the Altar boys are deter- 
mined to make it a record year in the annals of the society. 


(Elaas (gfftrprs 


Eugene A. Walet President 

Bennie L. Cosio, Jr Vice President 

Charles Coyle Secretary and Treasurer 


Allen Billeaud President 

M. W. Lappington Vice President 

J. 0. Tremmel Secretary 

R. Junkin Treasurer 


Pat Browne President 

Dan Casey Vice President 

Felix Cirlot Secretary 

E. Bos tick Treasurer 


G. W. Ryan President 

B. Watts Vice President 

E. Bechnel Secretary 


A. Billeaud President 

M. Lappington Vice President 

J. Tremmel Secretary 

R. Junkin Treasurer 


J. Cowley President 

J. O'Connor Vice President 

J. Supple Secretary 


Thomas Rowell President 

Richard Supple Vice President 

Butler Mulherin Secretary 


B. Frenken President 

G. Godbold Vice President 

L. Mayo Secretary 

J. L. Vaccaro Sargent-at-Arms 

J. McPhillips Business Manager 

A full list of the class officers was not available at the time of goign 
to press. 



(filasii Uiitttua 

Thursday, September 29th, 1921. 

WHEREAS, it has pleased God to call from this life the father of 
our classmate, William J. Penney ; and 

WHEREAS, we are fully conscious that mere words of sympathy 
cannot soften the grief of a loving devoted family ; 

WE, the Class of First Year High, Spring Hill College, have deter- 
mined to offer our condolence in a way more efficacious ; 

WHEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we offer our Holy Com- 
munions on Saturday, Octobeer 1st ; and 

BE IT RESOLVED, that a Mass be offered for the deceased ; and 

BE IT FURTHTR RESOLVED, that a copy of these resolutions be 
forwarded to Mrs. A. Penney and family. 

Signed on the part of the class : 

B. Frenken, President 

G. Godbold, Vice President 

L. Mayo, Secretary 

J. S. Feore, Treasurer 

J. L. Vaccaro, Sergeant of Arms 

Thomas McPhillips, Business Editor 


Each departed friend is a magnet that attracts us to the next world. 




A. J. CROCI, A.B. '23. 

As usual, those who said they were not coming back 
OPENING were the first to report on the thirteenth of September. 

As the entrants filed in, many new faces were in evidence. The peace and 
solemnity of the college was soon changed into a scene of activity. Hustling 
to and fro the students soon found their places and peace once more reigned. 
After the lapse of a few days the boys were hard at work on their studies 
with an earnestness that was remarkable. 

vi a ac rvr Following the usual custom at Spring Hill, on Sept. 26, 

MASS °* the Mass of the Holy Ghost was celebrated to invoke 

HOLY GHOST ^ e spiritual aid and blessing of the Holy Spirit on the 

work of the year. Rev. Fr- Obering, S. J., was celebrant and delivered a 
fitting sermon which was received in the spirit in which it was given. 

With but six of last year's members remaining, the 
POITIER Poitier Literary Society met on Oct. 11 to elect officers 

socifty ^ or ^ ne en3um S year. The results of the election were 

as follows: President, T. P. Diaz; Secretary, A. Casey ; 

Censor, C. O'Shee. Rev. D. P. Lawton, Professor of Theodicy and Director 
of the Springhillian, assumed the position as Moderator of the society. 
Many applications for membership have been received and we feel confi- 
dent that the society will live up to its reputation. 

For the accommodation of the student body and the 
* people of Mobile a new grandstand with a seating ca- 

GRANDSTAND D acity of 2500 has been erected on Maxon Field- We 

hope that the football fans will take advantage of this and turn out and 
root for the Purple and White. 

An innovation of the greatest interest and importance 
REFERENCE is the converting of the old exhibition hall into a Stu- 

LIBRARY dent's Reference Library, where all books now to be 

found in the different libraries of the college are to be 
grouped, card-indexed according to the Dewey System and issued to the stu- 
dents for their consultation. Many more new ones are to be added. 

Very Rev. J. De Potter, S. J., Rector of St. Stanislaus' Novitiate, 
Macon, Ga., and former Faculty Director of the Spring Hill Review, paid 
the college a visit recently. His interest in the Springhillian is as keen 
as when, in its salad days, he wielded the blue pencil. 

He gave us most favorable reports of our latest contribution to the 
Jesuit ranks : Messrs. Henry and McAfee, as also of our former President, 
Father Moynihan. 


Rev. Austin Wagner, S. J., Rev. Eugene O'Connor, S. J., and ReV. 
Thomas Daly, S. J., were recently raised to the dignity of the Priesthood. 
Fathers Wagner and Daly are Alumni of Spring Hill. Father O'Connor 
directed the fortunes of the Springhillian with consummate ability. 


The goal of hope is won, the prize is gained, 

My heart's desire is realized today! 

For lo ! I am a priest of God for aye. 
A rank is mine, by angel, ne'er attained : 
The very power of God to me is deigned, 

I speak, and in my hands, ! mystic sway ! 

Christ lies as erst, in Mary's own, He lay. 
I utter human words, and souls sin-stained, 
Become again enrobed in sanctity ! — 

Thus favored, be it mine, for God alone 
My life to live, consumed with holy zeal, 
To my supernal trust e'er faithful be, 
Till I am called before "The Great White Throne" 
Where God, in guerdon, shall His face reveal ! 

The following is an excerpt from a circular letter sent to the patrons 
of our advertising pages : 

Dear Sir: 

We wish to inform you that The Springhillian is now under new 
management whose intention it is to materially inrease its circulation. 

The rapid rise in importance of the college calls for a corresponding 
development in its magazine. This, we hope to effect. 

We wish to call your attention to the fact that the commercial value 
of a college paper is not to be estimated by its numerical circulation. It 
has a character of permanency which newspapers of a transient nature 
do not possess. It is found on the tables of the waiting-rooms of lawyers, 
doctors, dentists, etc., appealing thereby to that very clas of people which 
business interests wish to reach. It has other valuable assets, amongst 
which, we may mention : the public pirit of its advertising patrons which 
it emphasizes who are looked upon as enlightened encouragers of local 
enterprises, as well as men of keen business acuman- 

Rev. Jno Brislan, S. J., Pastor at West Palm Beach, Fla., was a wel- 
come visitor. He found the college much changed. When asked: Was it 
for the better, he smiled — "Laudator temporis acti." 


Rev. Father Wilkinson, S- J., Pastor of Macon, Ga., was a visitor at 
the college for several days. 

A. Doussan, '80, spent a few hours with us. His father, C. Doussan, 
is the oldest living graduate. 

Very Rev. L- Schuler, S. J., former Pastor of St. Joseph's, Mobile, has 
resumed the pastorate once more, to the great satisfaction of the parish- 

This issue of The Springhillian would be incomplete were we to fail 
to bid godspeed to Mr- T. O'Loughlin, S. J. His incumbency of director 
was marked by a success truly flattering. No one but the initiated can 
duly appreciate the devotedness he displayed. We wish him a similar 
success in the new field of his labors. 

Rev. T. De Beurme, S. J., is once more amongst us after his long ill- 
ness. We welcome his return to the college. 


Alumni Notes 

Captain James D. Mclntyre, '11, in a letter to one of the Faculty, 
furnishes this charming bit of autobiography which, besides giving pleas- 
ure to Spring Hill, will, we are sure, prove interesting to the old boys who 
shared his friendship in the not so long ago. 

* * * "Upon leaving Spring Hill College I went to the Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology for three years, where I studied civil 
engineering. 1 then worked in Montgomery, Ala., with my relatives until 
1917, when I accepted a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Coast 
Artillery Corps of the regular army. In September, 1917, I went to France 
with a battery of railway artillery. In April, 1918, I was slightly gassed 
while in the Toul Sector, and laid up in a hospital for about three weeks. A 
few months later, I was sent back to the United States as an instructor of 
artillery. Since then, was at Fort Monroe, Virginia, until a few 
weeks ago, when I was transferred to the Ordnance Department and sent 
to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to take a course in advanced 
mathematics and mechanical engineering. I will remain here for the next 
two years. Since telling this much of my history I might add that I was 
married in 1918 and now have a fine two-year-old daughter." 

The Springhillian will appreciate the receipt of similar items of new.s 
from our Alumni. 

The following Alumni have recently become members of the United 
Order of Benedicts: 

B. D. Antonio, ex. B. S. '19, was married to Miss Edna Fabacher, 
New Orleans. 

Jno. Moulton, '20, to Miss Lillian Patton, Houston, Texas. 

To these and to the others who have bidden adieu to bachelorhood 
since our last issue, Spring Hill tenders congratulations and hopes that their 
wedded lives may prove a realization of that ideal so sweetly sung of by 
the poet: 

"There is a joy beyond all that the minstrel has told 

When two that are linked in one heavenly tie 
With brow never changing, nor heart never cold, 
Love on through ills, love on till they die." 
We regret to be obliged to chronicle the death by drowning of Raymond 
Hanse, B- S. '16. The sad event was the result of the capsizing of a canoe 
on the Monongahela river. We tender to his bereaved family our sincerest 

The Alumni of the Lafourche and surrounding districts convened at 
Plaquemine on September 2nd, for the purpose of establishing a branch 
of the Association. 

A large number of the old boys responded to the call, ami brought 
with them many proxies from those who could not be present. 

A most enthusiastic meeting was held in the law office of Mr. A. L. 
Grace, A- B. '98. 


After going into permanent organization under the name of The Mis- 
sissippi River Alumni Association of Spring Hill College, a smoker was 
held as a social cementer of the project. 

The officers elected were: President, A. L Grace, M. A '98; Secre- 
tary-Treasurer, W. Barker, A. B. '13, M. D.. Upwards of fifty of the old 
boys were affiliated, and each one pledged his active co-operation in furth- 
ering the aims of the Association. 

An informal talk on the importance of higher education by Rev. M. A- 
Grace, S. J , Secretary of the College, was listened to with great interest. 
The by-laws compiled at the August meeting, over which Father Cavey 
presided, were adopted. The annual meeting was set for July, 1922. 

Spring Hill tenders Doctor T. A. Traham, '94, her sincerest condolence 
on the death of his mother. 

Convinced of the importance of a thorough knowledge of modern 
banking methods to the future business man, Joseph E. Bright, B- S., '05, 
specialized in that branch at University of Pennsylvania. We are glad to 
learn of his appointment to the Chair of Banking in Canisius College, Buf- 
falo, New York. 

Dr. W. A. Mulherin ('91) of Augusta, Ga., professor of pediatrics at 
the Medical College of the University of Georgia, was elected president of 
the Southern Pediatric Seminary for the ensuing year at the annual gather- 
ing in Asheville this summer. Dr. Mulherin is chairman of the children's 
disease section of the Southern Medical Association, and vice-chairman of 
the children's disease section of the American Medical Association. 

LeBaron Lyons ('84) was elected Vice-President of the First National 
Bank of Mobile. 

M. L. Patterson, Jr. ('12) has entered the banking business, being 
Treasurer of the Home Savings Bank of Columbus, Ga. 

Edward LaSalle was elected Mayor of New Iberia, La., by a record 
vote. He is said to be the youngest mayor in Louisiana, being only 26 
years of age- 
William Norville ('05) is the father of a baby girl. His wife is the 
sister of James Duggan, '10. Congratulations to the proud parents. 

C. T. Lanham ('16-'17) married at Louisville, Ky. Best wishes from 
his Alma Mater. 

Joseph V. Kearns ('95) was re-elected Exalted Ruler of the Mobile 
Lodge, B. P. 0. E. He was presented on the occasion with a gold watch 
and chain, diamond locket and gold card case and a very high eulogium 
was pronounced by Jas. H. Zelnicker. 

Leonce L. Morvant ('96-'99) died on July 12, 1921. The Springhillian 
offers condolences to his family. 

Harry W. Garland ('08) is now a member of Headquarters Company, 
16th Infantry, First Division, U. S. A., Camp Dix, New Jersey. 

Luis Del Valle is a prominent business man in Havana, Cuba, having 
succeeded to the large estates of his father. He is married and has sev- 
eral children- His brother. Ignacio, has married recently and is maknig 
a tour of Europe with his bride. 

Hermann Santamaria of Havana is taking a course in Engineering 
at Georgia Tech. 


Gerardo Gutierrez is a physician in Havana, Cuba. His brother, Felipe, 
is engaged in the hardware business in Cienfuegos, Cuba. 

Albert Villaverde is a dentist in Cienfuegos, Cuba. 

Ernesto Clarke is a druggist in Santa Isabel de las Lajas, Cuba. 

Francisco Puig is engaged in the mercantile business in Palmira, Cuba. 

Richard H. Fries (78), a prominent lawyer of Birmingham, paid us a 
visit some time ago. 

Albert Henry (Ex-"24) and John A. McAtee (High School '21) have 
entered the Novitiate of the Society of Jesus at Macon, Ga. 

Francis Morere ('17) has been added to the Coaching Staff of the 
'Varsity. This makes four men in that division, and is an earnest of what 
we are to expect of the team during the rest of the season. 

Last year's graduates are pursuing the following lines: Joseph Tum- 
minello is studying Medicine at Tulane; Rawdon Blankenstein is in the 
mercantile business in Natchez, Miss. ; Henry Byrne is similarly engaged ; 
Edmund Castagnos is in the automobile business in Donaldsonville, La. ; 
Henry Flautt is running the plantation at Sumner, Miss. ; Matthew Lawler 
is in business in Mobile; Edward Murray, the same; Elmer Lions is on 
the plantation in Louisiana; Howard Mahorner has taken up medicine at 
the University of Pennsylvania; Matthias Mahorner is following law at 
Georgetown; Frank McKenna is teaching and coaching: in the Jesuit High 
School in Tarrma, Fla. ; Geo- Rodrigue is studying Civil Engineering at 
Loyola Universitv. New Orleans. La. ; Charles Street is in the banking; busi- 
ness in Laurel, Miss., for a year prior to taking up law ; Charles Willard is 
engaged along commercial lines. We wish them all success and hope to 
hear from them from time to time. 

Tisdaie J. Touart, A. B., was the Columbus Day speaker at the Knights 
of Columbus celebration, his subject being "Americanism." 

At the Spring Hill-Auburn football game D. Troy Hails, Edmund 
Deninney, Walter Walsh and Patrick Mulcahy were greatly in evidence as 
rooters. They also co-operated with the Yukpa Club in entertaining the 
football players- 
George Flanigen, ex-A. B. '22, has left St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore, 
for Rome to complete his ecclesiastical training and pursue special studies. 

William 0. Cowley, A. B., Mobile, Ala., has lately become a member 
of the newly organized law firm of Pillans, Cowlev and Gresham. 

Cameron Byrne, A. B., is discount clerk at the Citizens Bank of New 

Edwin Meyer has a lucrative position in the joint railroad ticket 
office in New Orleans. 

Catesby ap Roger Jones is to be married to Miss Elizabeth Beers on 
November 1st at Selma, Ala. Spring Hill offers best wishes. 

J. W. Dower, ex- B. A. '19, is in the insurance business in Jacksonville, 

A son was born to John E. Hastings this summer. 

Raymond J. Healey has a lucrative position with the Atlantic Coast 
Line Railroad Co., in Jacksonville, Fla. 


John P. Keane was married to Miss Mamie Baker of Atlanta, Ga., 
during the past summer. His friends at Spring Hill send their congratu- 

William B. McCarthy was married to Miss Julia Catherine Haile this 
September at Gainesville, Fla. The Springhillian offers best regards. 

Carling L. Dinkier is probably one of the youngest hotel managers on 
a large scale in the entire southeast and his success with those houses how 
operated by the firm compoed of himself and his father, who is now in 
the Orient, has been little short of marvelous. 

We regret to be obliged to announce the sudden death from heart 
failure of Octave Levert, which took place at Thibodeaux, whither he 
had gone on business. His disconsolate family has our heart-felt sympathy. 

J. A Martel, A. B. '12, has taken up the study of law at Columbia 

With respectful timidity, as becomes the delicacy of the subject, we 
would fain impress on our subscribers the importance (to us) of their 
centering their attention for a few moments on the little bills sent out 
from this office. Can we put it more politely? Quite a number of sub- 
scriptions are over due. The air of Spring Hill is magnificent, but the 
Springhillian cannot live on it. 

Springhillian subscriber to Business Manager: "YOU have not «ent 
your bill for my subscription." 

Business Manager: "We never send bills to gentlemen." 

S. S. "But what do you do if they don't pay?" 

B. M. "If after a reasonable time they do not pay, we conclude they 
are not gentlemen, then we send the bill." "Verbum Sapienti." 


College Locals 

The campus is once more normal. "The lowing herd" that held peace- 
ful possession of it during the summer months has been relegated to other 


* * -& * 

Ferriday is in evidence once again on "the boulevard" handing out 
to the "Ignoble vulgus" his made-over brand of soap-box philosophy. 

The cu(e)rious crowd, with Lytal, Hassinger, Corso and Billeaud at 
their head, are still chalking their way to fame— in the pool room. 
Ivory, ivory everywhere 
On the tables, and AROUND THEM. 
"Father Few-Words" is still to be seen poring over his encyclopedia, 
and other light literature. This is a secret, no one is the wiser — not even 
"Father" himself. 

%■ -*• % r 

The Terpsichorean quartette, consisting of Crocy, Brownrigg, Davis 
and Keuper, are wearing out shoes at a rate distressing to their parents, 
who have to foot the bills, while Stockton enacts the role of arbiter ele- 

Boys, see the pairs as off they go, 

On the light fantastic toe ! 

"Risu teneatis amici " 

^ ^ * * 

Al. Casey's laurels as champion gormandizer are in danger. Dan Casey 
is the aspirant for the honors — seven minutes is now Dan's record. 

* * *- * 

The soporific efficiency of Jubilo has reached its zenith. While stand- 
ing waiting for his mail he fell fast asleep. 

"Tp, - "J[C *7fV ~Jf? 

Harty and Moulton have not discovered a gold mine, they have only 
located a gold brickyard. They are abroad with samples. 

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Lost — On the campus during the Loyola game, a tooth. It will be a 
sad day for the dentist when Harold calls. He will surely be down in the 

As Tatum gazed aghast at his too-closely cropped head, Pat Rice was 

heard to warble: The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky dome. 

% -£ * -*• 

In the chemistry class. Professor: "Reginald, what is dirt? 
Joe, seated next to Reggie, I know. 

■#- * # * 

There are more Whistlers than one in the vicinity of Mobile. There 
are about a million in Quinlan Hall. 


There is a great Hi Coach named Connors; 
To him the Hi team owes all its honors. 
He works them quite hard, 
But then they have starred — 
All due to the training of Connors. 

In the Business Class, after the Birmingham verdict. 
Etienne: Is it true, Professor, that the insurance companies will 
not issue any more policies to Catholic Priests ? 

Professor: I do not know, but I would not be surprised. 

* * * ■» 

In the Physics Class: If, chemically speaking, dirt is matter out of 
place, is noise, physically speaking, sound out of place? 

"Cold in the dust this perish'd heart may lie. 
But that which warmed it once hall never die. 



High School Locals 

J. M. BOWAB, A. B. '26. 

Sending forth these locals at short notice, we are reminded of some- 
thing we read in Shakespeare: 

"I that am curtailed 

Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time 
Into this breathing world, scare half made up, 
Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, 
And that so lamely and unfashionable." 

# # # # 


Jangle, jangle, blamed old bell, 

Of our sleep, the daily knell, 

Arousing us from cozy bed, 

How we could punch your ringer's head ! 

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A kid from Augusta, Mulherin by name, 
Ambitioned a place in the annals of fame ; 
He bet he could swallow a bottle of sauce 
He won, but, oh, boy ; how his eyes, they did toss ! 

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It is not always a sign of modesty to keep one's eyes cast down — dur- 
ing competition. 


Who was St. Matthew? St. Matthew was the first republican and 
receiver and acceptor of taxes. (From an examination paper recently 
handed in. 

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Coach Connors has placed on tobacco, taboo, 

The team may not smoke, much less may they chew, 

And, the day that they do it, they surely will rue. 

* * * * 

Harrigan — "Killeen pulled off something good last night " 
Hylan— "What was it?" 

Harrigan — "A pair of silk socks." 
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Perry: "Say, Cazentre, why the crutches?" 
Cazentre: "Poison ivy, — on the wrist." 

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We have lots of grid stuff in our yard, 
To hear them, at home, they have starred ; 



But, with us, they are out of class. 
For the "Piggy" they fumble, 
When receiving they stumble, 

And are experts at missing a pass. 

* * * * 

"Get your man," cried out Murnan, 
"The tacklers spill," roared Stout McGill, 
"Smash and tear," yelled Cap Herbert, 
"Kill and bury," o boys, said Perry, 
"Their line destroy," bawled McAvoy, 
"Makem sorry," howled "Brute" Maury. 

"Look out, Grove Hill, you'll get your fill 
You won't get by with old Spring Hill." 

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We are glad to learn that a near-by famous institution of piecy and 
learning is about to organize a traveling basket-ball team. How about a 
game, girls? High School "is willin'." 


Foot Ball 

Vacation weeks, hurriedly passed, as vacation weeks are wont to do, 
and, on the 1st of September trains arriving in Mobile brought the first 
aspirants Lo football honors under the Spring Hill Banner. And, from 
the 1st until late in September, both the old trained men and the raw re- 
cruits came, until now the practice field is covered over with follow- 
ers of the pig skin. 

With eleven of last year's letter men back, mostly in their old posi- 
tions, and about thirty others, most of whom have either made their 
letters or have played excellent ball at other schools, our three coaches, 
Ducote, Drs. Dush and Donahue, have been more than pleased with the 
fine showing of the present squad. 

Practice began on the 1st of September and despite the hot weather 
was kept up with enthusiasm to the eve of the first game. 

Captain Harold Winling is again playing his old position of half back. 
His work this year seems even better than that of last year. Brinskelle, 
formerly of Birmingham Southern, who played against us last year, is 
holding down the other half. Davis has returned to play full back. Bogue, an 
end of last year's, has been shifted to quarter and is showing up remark- 
ably well. The back field is a fast powerful machine. 

On the line, at center, are Le'Sassier and Mulherin. Both made letters 
last year. 

Steckler, De Rouen, Coyle, Dorn, Reaper and Cassidy are reserves. 
Moulton does our punting and in general all the kicking, and plays a very 
strong game on both offensive and defensive. Steckler, who has made his 
letter, is also playing good ball, but is not very good o\\ the defensive. 
Coyle had his arm broken last year and was out the whole season, but this 
year is playing a fine game- De Rouen, who played with Jefferson last 
year, is also playing a fine game. Dorn and Reuper are about on an equal 
footing with Reuper having the edge. Reuper played with Fordham last 
year, while Dorn has been idle so far as football goes. Cassidy is very ag- 
gressive and has lots of drive and spirit. 

Walet, Reoughan and Brown are playing at the terminals. Brown is 
by far the best of the trio. He goes down on punts very fast and is very 
adept at catching passes. Walet, who has been shifted from tackle, ap- 
pears to be lost at end. Reoughan, who plays in the back field and can 
play it well, has been placed at end. 

The second back field comprises O'Shee, Gilbert, Lappington and 
Ollinger. O'Shee is a very good tackier and his fine work against Missis- 
sippi College last year probably saved us a beating. Gilbert is fast and 
"hits that line right hard." Lappington, heavy and by no means slow, has 
been playing a fair game, while Ollinger has been proving very good for 
his size and weight. 

The Sclubs are Luckett, Morain, Druhan, Rice and A. Billeaud. The 
back field, Casey, O'Dowd. Granotti and Oden at ends, Sam Impastato, 
DeHoff and Tatum at tackle, Champion, Crocy and Dietlien at guard and 
Fox at center. 

Walsh and Ferriday both appeared to be doing fine work. 


It seemed as though the Hill team just couldn't get started when they tackled 
Loyola. According to their triumvirate of trainers, they should have "romped" through 
the Crimson line for twice the number of touchdowns. However, a score of 28 to 7 
is not so bad. 

Our defeats by Alabama and Auburn seem to put new pep into our outfit. We 
still have four games to play, and each team is well worthy our steel. Jefferson may 
prove a "dark horse" and "upset the beans." But Mississippi College on Turkey Day, 
Oh, boy! 

Everyone who witnessed the Loyola game got quite a thrill when LeSassier scooped 
up one of the many fumbles of Loyola, and shot down the field like the proverbial 
"scared rabbit." Who would have thought Henry capable of such phenomenal fleetness! 
Go it again, Hal. 

It is too bad that our best "hefties" are out of the fight for the present. Keuper, 
Walet, and DeRouen will have to be content with viewing the contests from the side- 
lines. Bogue, with a broken collar-bone, and "Shorty" Davis, our enfant terrible, 
with a badly twisted knee, are temporarily hors de combat. 

We have Coyle, Dorn, Ching, LeSassier, Steckler, DeHoff, Winling, Brinskelle 
and O'Shee, not to speak of Moulton, Brown, Gilbert, Oden, and a bunch of second 
string men still to the good, so it's not so bad after all. 

All of the newcomers are earnestly looking forward to "Doc" Rush's badger fight, 
which is scheduled to take place at one of the pep meetings preceeding a home game. 
From latest rports, "Doc" is having a very tough time in trying to procure a good, 
scrappy badger. In the meantime, Prince and Fannie, our ferocious pair of Airedales, 
are being trained for their, part in the fray. It will certainly be some fight when the 
badger and the dogs start mixing it up. 

Bennie Cosio, the cheer-leader, is back "on the job." From the way he mani- 
pulates his megaphone, he is an important man on the side lines. Bennie, however, 
is not alone in his stentorian stunts, Branch Aymond, a former cheer-leader of Tulane, 
and Frank Harty, of the sunny smile, are valuable additions to the megalophonous ag- 
gregation. This trumpet-tongued trio of noise and action was a telling factor at the 
Loyola debacle. 


Spring Hill College opened its football season by attacking the University of Ala- 
bama in her own home at Tuscaloosa. 

Alabama, ( with her big battalion, was unable to do anything in the first quarter 
of the first half. Each man in the back field was given a chance, but his attempt was 
a failure. 

The latter part of the game was played in semi-darkness, which hampered both 

The Alabama backfield was the heavier. Rosenfield and Little were main- 
stays of the team. 

Spring Hill. Position Alabama. 

Walet Right End Clemens 

Coyle Right Tackle Cooper 

Derouen Right Guard Blackwood 

LeSassier Center Hunt 

Steckler Left Guard Montgomery 

Moulton Left Tackle Baque 

Brown Left End Newton 


Bogue Quarter - Westlie 

Winling Right Halfback Little 

Brinskelle - Left Halfback Rosenfield 

Davis Fullback Barleett 


Auburn was the victor over the Purple by a total of six touchdowns, at Mont- 
gomery. Russel Moulton, an ex-Hill man, kicked five of the six attempts at goal. Pat 
Moulton was on the opposite side to that of his brother. 

The initial score of Auburn came in the first quarter, when Sherling skirted right 
end for forty-five yards. For the rest of the quate the Plainsman did nothing in 
the scoring line. 

Fumbling by the Plainsman seemed to be the order of the day, yet because of 
their strong line, Spring Hill made but little ground. 

Among those who showed their worth were O'Shee and Mulherin, while Winling 
of the Hillians was the only one to get around end successfully. 

Spring Hill. Position Auburn. 

Brown Left End Moulton 

Mulherin Left Guard Regan 

LeSassier - Center Caton 

Lappington Right Guard Ray 

Coyle Right Tackle - Corter 

Walet Right End Hill 

Bogue Quarter Gibson 

Brinskelle Left Halfback - Scott 

Winling Right Halfback Shirley 

Davis Fullback Shirling 


Loyola brought her "dark horse" team over for the first home game of the season. 
Some dopsters had it that men from up North were playing on the Loyola team who 
were reputed as being above the average. However, on the gridiron, these men failed to 
show up as well as was predicted. Spring Hill went through, around, and over the 
heavy Loyola line at will, making 18 first downs and being held only three times; 
while Loyola barely made the required ten yards once. Due to. the long and num- 
erous delays on the part of the Loyola team, the game was a slow one, andi had 
to he called before the end of the last quarter on, account of darkness. The new 
grand stand was crowded and autos lined up on the other three sides of the field. The 
Spring Hill Band rendered numerous selections throughout the game. During the 
half, a snake dance was staged by the entire student body. 

The individual star of the Loyola team was White, right half back, who was the 
only ground gainer for his team. During the third quarter he intercepted a pass and 
ran seventy yards for a touchdown. Loyola played a very good game and held the 
Spring Hill team until Spring Hill scored on them, after which the Spring Hill backs 
made consistent gains. 

Winling and Brinskelle gained the most ground for Spring Hill. Winling ran 
the ball up 127 yards, averaging 7 yards, while Briskelle ran 122 yards for an average 
of 9 x /2 yards. O'Shee was next in ground gaining with 80, while Davis was close be- 
hind with 74 yards. Oden bucked through the Loyola line 48 yards in 8 runs. Moul- 
ton, who was hurt early in the game, played well and his kicking was up to standard. 
Browne, who succeeded him, showed up well. LeSassier played a brilliant game on 
both the offensive and defensive 1 and distinguished himself when he recovered a fum- 
ble and ran 45 yards for a touchdown. Mulherin gave him fine interference when he 
blocked the only man who could have stopped him. 


Spring Hill. Position. Loyola. 

Mulherin Right End _ McGurren 

Coyle ' Right Tackle Higgins 

Moulton Right Guard Anglin 

LeSassier Center Blaze 

Lappington Left Guard Ross 

Dorn - Left Tackle Cox 

Browne Left End Janin 

Brinskelle Quarter Gibson 

Wingling (Capt.) Right Half White 

Davis - Left Half - Allen 

O'Shee Full Back Reich 


Spring Hill: Gilbert for O'Shee; O'Shee for Gilbert; Walet for Mulherin; Bil- 
leaud for Winling; Ching for Dorn; Mulherin for Ching; Winling for Billeaud; Ching 
for Moulton; Oden for Winling; Moulto nfor Walet. 


1st. 2nd. 3rd. 4th. Total. 

Spring Hill 7 7 14 28 

Loyola - 7 7 

Touchdowns by Spring Hill: Winling 2, LeSassier 1, Oden 1. Goal for touch- 
down: Moulton 2, Browne 2. 

Touchdown by Loyola: White 1. Goal from touchdown: Anglin 1. 

OFFICIALS: Referee, Harris (Auburn); Umpire, Donahue (Auburn); Head 
Linesman, Connors (Holy Cross); Time Keepers, Fitzwilliams (Loyola), Bogue 
(Spring Hill). 

Louisiana State Team Takes Big End of Score Against Collegians. 

Louisiana State University proved a stumbling block in the path of Spring Hill 
College, when the two aggregations met at Baton Rouge. The L. S. U. Tiers ran 
up a score of 44 to 7. 

From reports received from the Tigers' headquarters, it was thought that the 
Red Stick eleven was sorely in need of a first team, but when the line-up was stated 
almost every L. S. U- regular was back inhis oldposition. The Hill aggregation was 
badly handicapped by several of its best men out of the running. 

As usual, Captain Winling and his aggregation took the aggressive from the be- 
ginning. No sooner had Helm, the right half of the Tigers, skipped across the Hillian 
goal, than Winling massed his eleven together and climbed over for a counter on a 
play through center. 

Brinskelle and Winling were the chief ground gainers for the Hillians. Whenever 
either took the oval there was sure to be a gain. Especially at the start these men 
showed up exceptionally well. 

Spring Hill. Position Louisiana. 

Brown Right End Matthews 

Steckler Right Tackle Hughes 

Dorn _ Right Guard Landry 

LeSassier Center Spencer 

Lappington Left Guard Davis 

Coyle Left Tackle Hereford 

Mulherin Lfft End Curtis 

Brinskelle Quarter McFarland 

Winling Right Halfback Helm 

Moulton Left Halfback Ives 

O'Shee _ Fullback Edmondson 



Spring Rill College swamped Marion College in their game here, the Hillians 
putting across six touchdowns and not allowing the cadets a point. At the outset, 
Marion plunged through the Hill line for more than half the field, but just as they 
came perilously near the goal they lost the ball on afumble- 

Then Winling and his men started on their triumphal march down the field. 
Brinskelle scored a tally. The other five touchdowns were made during the remaining 
three-quarters of the contest. Winling, Brinskelle and Davis tore huge holes in their 
opponents' forwards, and made ways for large gains. 

The Marion men were rather light, and their fumbling allowed the Hillians to 
recover the oval. Mulherin, pivot for the Hillians, was responsible for scooping up 
many of these. He also made the already agitated crowd break forth in loud applause 
by his numerous, daring, and praise-worthy plays. Coyle, Lappington, and Moulton 
likewise starred for the Spring Hill team. Toward the end of the contest the Marion 
eleven became frantic in their attempts to score, but of no avail. 

Spring Hill. Position Marion. 

Browne Left End Goudge 

Walet Left Tackle * Murphee 

Lappington - Left Guard Boyles 

Mulherin Center T. Murphee 

Steckler Right Guard Howell 

Coyle Right Tackle Baker 

Cassidy Right End Edwards 

Moulton Quarter McMullins 

Winling (Capt.) - Left Halfback Turner (Capt.) 

Brinskelle Right Halfback Samuels 

O'Shee _ Fullback Hemele 



High School Athletics 

C. "VEGA, JR. 

High School Coach 

We thought that High School football would be a failure this year 
when we heard that Coach Billy Donahue had been drafted to the College 
squad as assistant coach, but when we heard that Ed. Castagnos was to 
take his place, our hopes revived. But once more a new disappointment 
awaited us. We were informed that Castagnos was unable to come. Gloom 
reigned in the division. Mr. Needham, however, our energetic prefect, was 
not to be daunted, he wired far and wide for a coach, and finally suc- 
ceeded. The result of his exertion is Mr. Edward Conners, a veteran 
of the Holy Cross College football squad. Coach Conners' fame in the foot- 
ball world is well known. He was captain of the Worcester squad in 1918. 
His efficiency as a coach is attested by the success of his squad. 

High School' flag has not yet touched the ground this season. His 
right hand man, Captain "Rabbit" Hebert, is one of the most intrepid 
bearers of that title- His playing is phenominal, he is ubiquitous on the 
field, and always gives his best efforts. His seven letter-men assistants 
from last year are: Ed. McEvoy, Killeen and Druhan, backfield men, and 
Cabrera, Harty, Mannigan and Bechnel linemen. 

With these eight, Coach Conners set about fitting in the best men 
for the empty places. Here is where he has shown his knowledge of foot- 
ball, for he did not know a soul in the entire squad of forty men, and yet 


he picked out the very ones suited best for the positions. After a couple 
of weeks of hard practice, the High School presented an array far stronger 
than ever before. Most of the players had played football for two years 
and so it is that the team has an intimate knowledge of the game. This 
knowledge they displayed in the two games already played. Six more 
ordeals await them. 

A short summary of the first game : 

S. H. H. 14; P. H. S- 6. 

Oct. 1 — The opening battle of the season was almost a repetition of 
the thrilling struggle of the Hillians with Pensacola High at Pensacolat last 
year. The feature of the game was the unity which the Purple and White 
displayed, both on the offensive and defensive. They played a straight 
brand of football, forcing their stubborn opponents back with boring line 
plunges, and occasional brilliant end runs. Captain Hebert scored both 
touchdowns, one in the second quarter and the other in the third. The 
Floridians' only score came at the very end of the third quarter. They 
failed to kick goal, but Harty, Hillian star punter, kicked both of our goals. 
In the presence of so much excellence it is hard to single out any one, 
but the star playing of Hebert and McEvoy deserves special mention. The 
Hillian's line-up: Herpin (R. E.), Harty (R. T.), Becnel (R. G.), Mav (C), 
Cabrera (L. G.), Manigan (L. T.), Maury (L. E.), Druhan (Q. B.), Killeen 
(R. H. B.), Hebert (F. B.), McEvoy (L- H. B.). Subs: McCue, Burgin, 
Godbold and Watts. 

Captain "Wee Wee," as aforementioned, played the game, but we must 
admit that Ed. McEvoy was almost the direct cause of our last tally, for 
he added a feature to the game when he intercepted a Pensacola pass in 
the third stanza, by leaping high into the air and snatching the spheriod 
before anyone realized what had occurred. His end running was always 
a certain gain. Druhan's headwork and display of strategy continually 
kept the opponents in a state of frenzy. Manigan, tackle, was forever 
breaking through the Floridians' line and nabbing his man before he could 
get started. Harty's punting was of a better brand than usually displayed 
in High School football. 

Spring Hill High 26; Jackson High 0. 

The victory of Spring Hill over Jackson High in the latter's territory 
proved that our team was not "a home playing" one. 

Though the plan of attack of the Jacksonians was a perplexing one, 
its mysterious strataegy availed little. It is the score that talks in a dis- 
cusion like this- 

Barton has no reason to hold down its head in shame. The boys put 
up a gamey game. 

Success is not always the wages of merit ; the consciousness of having 
deserved it is the balm of failure. 



"We Have Seen His Star" (Verse) 1 

D. N. A. 

Armistice Day Address 2 


The Sword of Foch (Verse) 4 


Judge John St. Paul 5 

Christmas (Verse) 7 

A. C iM. 

The Legacy of Our Country's Father 8 


Youth (Verse) 10 

N. A. D. 

Tercentenary of St. John Berchmans 11 

Hon. Constantine Lawrence Lavretta 13 

Social Duties (Essay) 15 


The Ballot (Verse) 17 

A. D. N. 

The Five Senses (Essay) 18 


St. Stanislaus' College Destroyed by Fire 20 

The Old Shell Road, a Protest 22 


Willie's Wail (Verse) 23 


Phonetic Freedom, Cy. to Fill 24 

The Flapper (Verse) 26 

The Portier Literary Society. Illustrated Itinerary Given. ...27 

Editorials 28 

Alumni 31 

Academic Honors 35 

Chronicle 36 

Diary 38 

High School Locals 39 

Exchanges 41 

Athletics 43 

College Games 44 

High School Games 46 

Obituary 49 

Sty? £>prtngIjUltfm 

Vol. XIV. JANUARY, 1922. No. 2. 

v ffiaup &mt Ufa S>tar" 

D. N. A. 

The angels' evangel had sounded on high 

In the land where the Virgin to Jesus gave birth, 

Where from a rude manger came forth the first cry 

Of Him who brought peace and good will to this earth. 

A star unfamiliar quite sudden appears 

In the East and serenely moves on to the West. 

It is seen by the favored of Orient's seers 

And hailed as a sign from "The Land of the Blest." 

Well knowing its import, they follow its lead, 
Regardless of danger, fatigue or of cold, 

Though rugged the pathway, yet little they heed, 

They're seeking a treasure more precious than gold. 

"Where is 'The Expected?" " O Wise, seek Him not 
In palace resplendent with marble and gold, 

Where comfort and riches encircle His cot, 

But seek Him in stable unfriended and cold. 

Their journey is ended, the star, standing still, 
Points out a bleak stable by Bethlehem's way, 

They enter their mission of love to fulfil 

And prostrate before Him their treasures they lay. 

They offer Him gold of His kingship the sign, 

And frankincense gift to Divinity due, 
And myrrh to show forth that a Person divine 

Our nature had taken, to raise it anew. 

These symbols are not of those wonders alone, 
They indicate virtues Christ came to inspire 

The myrrh emblems Hope which but ends at God's throne 
The frankincense, Faith, the gold Charity's fire. 

O thrice happy gentiles, the first of our race 
To worship the Child God in humble abode 

For us, while yet pilgrims, ask of Him the grace, 
To follow His footsteps on life's dreary road ! 


ArmtBttre Sag AftbreBH 

In accordance with the mandate of the President of the United 
States, Armistice Day was duly celebrated at the College. A special 
Mass was offered by Rev. C. D. Barland, S. J., at which the Students re- 
ceived Holy Communion in a body. 

Father Barland delivered an eloquent address. He spoke in sub- 
stance as follows: 

My Dear Boys: This is an eventful day in the annals of our nation and of the 
whole world. Our honorable President has officially proclaimed it a holiday 
throughout the land; and he calls upon the people to pause in their avocations and 
to turn to Heaven in serious thought and earnest prayer. His wish is that we be- 
seech the God of our Fathers to make us realize to its fullest extent the useless 
ravages of war and to inspire us with a wholesome fear of it and a vigorous de- 
termination to banish it from off the face of the world forever. In this he is but 
echoing the petition of the Church contained in the Litany of the Saints: "From 
plague, famine and war, deliver us, O Lord." 

This day three years ago brought an end to the great World War; and, with its 
staggering object lesson staring us in the face, we should never again have recourse 
to the arbitrament of the sword for any cause whatever it be. To say nothing of the 
wanton destruction entailed and the billions of dollars squandered, our late in- 
famous tragedy took a toll of nearly twenty million lives. Try to realize this. 
Twenty millions of our brethren brutally sent to untimely graves either as a direct 
result of the fighting or as an indirect result through plague, famine, neglect or 
other adverse conditions following in the wake of this "glorious victory." Even 
we ourselves, engaged in combat only some months, lost 75,000 of the flower of 
our manhood who bravely fell on the gory fields of France and Flanders that Free- 
dom might live and war might be no more. 

It is the unerring verdict of history throughout the centuries that war of itself 
settles nothing aright. It merely engenders new jealousies and new hatreds, which 
bring on more war, to engender more jealousies and more hatreds, and so on, in 
an endless train of disasters, havoc and woe, with grim Death ever stalking abroad 
in the world and claiming its hapless victims in every increasing hordes. 

Now unless this savage war madness is curbed, is held in effective check, all 
in vain have the heroic dead laid down their lives; all in vain has the world been 
rocked to its very foundations by the clashing and clanging of murderous arms and 
the bursting of death-dealing shell and shrapnel; all in vain has the God of Justice 
and Mercy been invoked for that peace which for more than four, blood-reeking 
years was a stranger to the haunts of men. 

But, "the old order must change, yielding place to new"; no more must the dogs 
of war be unleashed upon the world; no more must the battle sword be unsheathed, 
but, in the words of the Bible, it must be beaten into the plowshare and the pruning 
hook. We must have peace, lasting peace; and to bring about this consummation 
devoutedly to be wished, the President has invited delegates from the principal Euro- 
pean and Asiatic nations to a conference at Washington for the purpose of discussing 
at least the limitation of armament, the reduction of the armies and the navies of 
the world. This is already a great stride forward, no one expecting the nations to 
disarm altogether; for a certain show of military strength is needed to curb domestic 
disorders and makes for a people's manhood and self-respect. But excessive war 
equipment must be a thing of the past; else future outbreaks will never be averted. 

This momentous world conference begins its sessions tomorrow. Today, Armis- 
tice Day, the delegates are invited by the President to participate in ceremonies, in 
accordance with each one's faith, which will have direct bearing on the work -of the 
conference. In other words, they are invited to pray for its success, and the whole 
nation is called upon to join whole-heartedly in this worthy petition. 


To bring more vividly before our minds the solemnity of the occasion, it has 
been ordered that the body of an unknown soldier, killed in France, be interred in 
the national cemetery at Arlington with all the pomp befitting such a hero and 
the cause for which he died. The President will deliver an address in which he 
will dedicate the nation to the noble ideals for which this nameless patriot and his 
75,000 brethren-in-arms made the supreme sacrifice. 

As loyal Americans, as true Christians and sincere lovers of peace, we are 
gathered here this morning to assist at Holy Mass, in which the Prince of Peace 
is offered up in sacrifice, and to partake of Holy Communion, in which the Prince 
of Peace is received into our hearts, for the meritorious object recommended by our 
worthy President, approved by our Right Reverend Bishop, and blessed by Our Holy 
Father, the Pope. 

We first thank God for all His benefits, and especially for inspiring our Chief 
Executive to issue this national call to prayer and the world invitation to consider 
the ways of peace. 

We then pray for the repose of the souls of the millions struck down by the 
merciless tyrant, War. Many of them were fellow-Catholics, all of them children 
of our common Father in Heaven. May He turn His eyes of tender pity upon 
them and welcome them to the realms of never-ending glory. "Eternal rest grant 
unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them." 

We pray, too, with faith and confidence for the unqualified success of the dis- 
armament conference. May the good God, in whose hands are the destinies of 
nations, look down with loving care upon those who are assembled to establish en- 
during peace among men, and bless them and their work. May He guide their minds 
and strengthen their wills that they take wise counsel and use right means to insure a 
peace founded upon justice and charity, a peace which the world can neither give nor 
take away. May He vouchsafe us this true peace through the intercession of the 
Queen of Peace, and in His name who spoke the consoling message: "Peace I leave 
with you; My peace I give unto you". Amen. 

We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves: we encourage 
each other in mediocrity. — I am always longing to be with men more 
excellent than myself. — Lamb. 

Attention makes the genius; all learning, fancy, science, and skill 
depend upon it. — Newton traced his great discoveries to it. — It builds 
bridges, opens new worlds, heals diseases, carries on the business of 
the world. — Without it taste is uselsss, and the beauties of literature 
unobserved, — Willmott. 


(Slje g>tuorb of iflnrlf 

The sword of Foch, the sword of faith sublime ! 
As forth it leaped 'neath Heaven's dome, 
It struck for God, for right, for home, 

With skill o'ertopping heroes of all time. 

The sword of Foch, the sword of vict'ry bright! 
As forth it dashed against the foe, 
It spared him not, it laid him low, 

Yet, nor in vengeance, nor the scorn of might. 

The sword of Foch, the sword of peace benign! 
As forth it sallied for God's fame, 
So now 'tis sheathed in His blest name, 

Its glowing sheen the token of grace divine. 


The Sword is chased ingreen.yellowand red gold. with the"EagleTriumph"surmounting the hilt. 

The decorations are sodesigned, as to symbolize on one side the recipient and on theotherthe 
givers of the testimonial. The in laid shield of France, the medallion of Saint Clement of Metz and 
the motto for life, chosen by the Mcfrshal on leaving College ,"In Memonam.ln Spem? bespeak 
Marshal Fochas a Son of France and as an alumnus of the Jesuit College of St Clement in Metz, 
where he was educated.The handle of the Sword bears oak and laurel wreaths entwined, 
with ribbons bindinq them about, on which &re inscribed the chief characteristic virtues of his life: 


The reverse side presents the shield of the United States of America, the medallion of Saint Ignatius 
of Loyola and the list of contributing universities, colleges and high schools, thus indicating 
that the gift is a testimonial to their Illustrious alumnus, from the Jesuit Universities. Colleges 
and High Schools in the United States. 

On one extremity of the guard are the "Arms of Tarbes" the birthplace of Marshal Fuch.and on 
the otherextremity, the "Arms of Metz"the town wherein he received his education and which 
he regained for his country in the World War. 



Elevated to the Supreme Bench of Louisiana. 

One of the keenest pleasures in the experience of a college paper 
is the chronicling of the success of the alumni. This pleasure is ours 
as we record the elevation of our distinguished alumnus, John St. Paul, 
to the highest legal position in the gift of the people of Louisiana. Our 
readers, we are sure, will peruse with interest and pleasure the ap- 
pended biographical sketch of the subject of this notice, and will join 
with the Faculty and The Springhillian in wishing him many years of 
usefulness in the high position to which he has been called. 

John St. Paul was born in Mobile fifty-five years ago, son of Henry St. Paul, 
a lawyer of prominence in his day, who practiced in Mobile and New Orleans, and 
who was also a gallant soldier in the Confederate Army. 

John St. Paul received his primary education in his birth place, and graduated 
from Spring Hill College in 1884. He came then to New Orleans and studied law 
with Semmes and Legendre, prominent lawyers of this city. He attended the law 
lectures of Tulane University and graduated there in 1886. Mr. St. Paul could not 
enter the practice immediately because of the necessity to support himself, and those 
who were dependent on him. For several years he worked in various employments, 
among these he was a newspaper reporter in Mobile and was assistant to the 
cashier in the old Hibernia Bank and bookkeeper in a wholesale shoe house in New 
Orleans. In 1891 he married a daughter of the late L. O. Townsley of Mobile and 
in 1892 he began actively the pi'actice of his profession in New Orleans in the office 
of the late Jerome Meunier. 

Reform League, which developed into the Citizens League that in 1896 overthrew 
th regular democratic administration ni the City of New Orleans. In the same year, 
1896, St. Paul was elected to the State Senate and served through a term famous 
in the political annals of Louisiana. Among the exciting incidents of this session 
were the contest between Blanchard and Denegre for the United States Senatorship ; 
the fight over the attempt made in the Legislature to go behind the returns in Gover- 
nor Foster's election, and the call for a constitutional convention in the interest of 


white suffrage. Mr. St. Paul took a leading and active part in all these matters. In 
1898 he was elected a member of the constitutional convention which established white 
manhood supremacy in Louisiana and which enabled the white people of the state 
to control the enormous negro population of that period. 

In 1899 Mr. St. Paul was appointed by Governor M. J. Foster judge of the Civil 
District Court in place of Frank A. Monroe, now Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. 
This appointment came to Judge St. Paul unsolicited. In 1900 Judge St. Paul was 
unanimously nominated and re-elected judge of the Civil District Court. In 1909 
Governor J. Y. Sanders appointed Judge St. Paul to the Court of Appeal in place 
of I. D. Moore, who had resigned to become City Attorney, and in 1916 Judge St. 
Paul was nominated and re-elected without opposition, and his term of office 
would have expired in 1924. 

In 1914 Judge St. Paul was appointed Dean of the Law School of Loyola Uni- 
versity, established in that year, and among other tasks participated in the choosing 
of the faculty and the preparation of the curriculum. In 1918 Judge St. Paul retired 
from the office of Dean, but continued to serve the university as a lecturer, and he 
has lectured on many branches and particularly on Criminal Law and Criminal Pro- 
cedure, on Domestic Relations, on Carriers, on International Law, and Constitutional 
Law, and he has just finished a summer course on the last mentioned subject in the 
Summer Law School of Loyola. 

It will be seen from this brief sketch that Judge St. Paul has led an exceedingly 
active life both intellectually and politically, and it only remains to be added that from 
boyhood he has been an ardent student and has never lost touch with his studies 
during all his active life. He has written and delivered many essays and addressees on 
legal subjects and his written opinions as Civil District Court judge and as judge of 
the Court of Appeals would fill several volumes. He is a clear thinker, a forceful 
speaker, and his opinions are marked by a pleasing but comprehensive succinctness 
and brevity. 

Personally Judge St. Paul may be said to be at once democratic and dignified. 
In his personal associations he is an agreeable, companionable man. On the bench he 
preserves the dignity of his honored position without making it a burden to litigants 
and lawyers. He is recognized among the lawyers as an absolutely fair and impartial 
judge, holding the scales of justice evenly without regard to personal friendship or 
political alignment, or to the place or power of those who come before him. The 
spontaneus rising of the lawyers in New Orleans in support of his candidacy for the 
Supreme Court is a striking and impressive incident in his career. 

Judge St. Paul, at the age of fifty-five, is in the prime of physical manhood. He 
loves work and his industry is indefatigable. On the bench he seeks light from both 
sides, and every lawyer who appears before him understands that Judge St. Paul 
will not let the case be submitted until every fact and point involved in the same is 
thoroughly threshed out. 

To feel exquisitely is the lot of very many; but to appreciate be- 
longs to the few. — Only one or two, here and there, have the blended 
passion and undrstanding which, in its essense, constitute worship. — 
C. Auchester. 



A. C. M. 

The soldier-stars were tired, 
The earth was trembling cold, 

And oh for light that fired 
The mortal mind of old, 
When time began ! 

Then fell the stars in shame 
Behind the clouds of night, 

To dream of suns whose flame 
Might wake the lark, and light 
The soul of man. 

Well may they hide, a maiden 
Smiles amid the snows, 
More bright than stars, Light laden 
Above the night. 

Back to her native tomb 

The dark of death is hurled. 
Breaks from the maiden-womb 

The morn that fires the world 
With love and light. 

O maiden, send thy smile 

Through time's cathedral drear, 
Adown the lonely aisle, 

And fill the walls with cheer, 
With love like thine! 

O smile upon the oceans 

Of mad-foamed mind and will 
Thou balm of the emotions, 

O smile thy peace-be-still 
Athwart the brine. 

Show us Light born anew 

On Bethlem-hill! Oh, bathe 

Us, as an infant too, 

And soft our spirit swathe 
In Light of Morn ! 

Thus wakened in thy grace, 
We'll scale the final height, 

And clasp Him face to face 

Thy offspring, Light of Light, 
Eternal-born ! 


3ljr Klegary nf our (Hmintrjj'B Staler 


"First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his country- 
men." In these words we have summed up the character and career 
of George Washington. 

"First in war." We all know and admire the wit, the coolness 
and the bravery which enabled this great man to lead our forefathers 
to victory and liberty through six weary, discouraging years of strife. 
These qualities manifest themselves in his every move during the War 
of Independence. Such strokes as the evacuation of New York under 
the very noses of the British, the crossing of the Delaware just in time 
to save his half-starved, ragged army from the pursuing enemy, the vic- 
tory of Trenton, which was an accomplishment of sheer audacity and 
courage, the fox-like outwitting of Cornwallis at the Delaware near 
Princeton, the cleverly planned feat of the taking of Yorktown, — all 
these are characteristic of his genius, his presence of mind, his untiring 
energy. It was these traits, along with his unselfishness and devotion, 
which caused men to say that he was "the heart, strength and soul of 
the Revolution." 

"First in peace." As for six years he had led his country in war, 
so he led it during the first difficult years of peace. And at the end 
of eight years, after he and his associates had put the new-born nation 
on a solid basis, he modestly retired to his estate at Mount Vernon, ex- 
pecting no reward for what he had done, not seeking the applause 
of men nor the glory that is the victor's just reward. His was a noble 
character; and truly does he deserve to be called "the Father of His 

As Washington's place "in the hearts" of his fellow-men, we can 
read it in the love and respect which his contemporaries bore him and 
the confidence they reposed in him; in his unanimous election to the 
Presidency; in the mourning at his death manifested not only in his 
own country, but in other parts of the world, and in the reverence with 
which his memory is enshrined. He is dead but his work lives on; and 
his name is graven in indelible characters on the tablets of history 
and in the hearts of men. 

Let us but open our eyes and ears, and we shall find that from 
pulpit and platform, and in the press, especially in histories to be used 
by the school children of the country, are made such statements as 
would lead us to believe that the Revolutionary War was a colossal 
mistake, an unwarranted rebellion, an unprovoked crime, the result of 
an agitation on the part of a few hot-headed malcontents. Thus these 
traitor ingrates speak of the heroes of Ticonderoga, Bunker Hill, Val- 
ley Forge, Cowpens and Yorktown, led by Washington, Lafayette, 
Bon Steuben, Pulaski, Ethan Allen, Prescott, Sullivan, Morgan and 
Greene. Shall these be branded as traitors and outlaws? And we — 
shall we, "sharper than a serpent's tooth", ungrateful children, dis- 
loyal to our forefathers, remain silent and indifferent in the face of 
such attacks? God forbid! 


Let us, then, in all the vigor of true American manhood and 
womanhood protest against these unjust aspersions upon the memory 
of our patriot liberators, and let us pledge ourselves to keep faith with 
them forevermore. Let us remember the words of those heroes of 
Flanders' fields, which could also fittingly be said by their fathers, 
the heroes of Independence: 

"If ye break faith with us who die, 
"We shall not sleep. . . ." 

George Washington, the greatest of them all, is but a type of those 
first patriots, who so unselfishly devoted their every energy to the 
cause of liberty, who gave their all to it and gladly faced death itself 
to free their country from a tyrannical yoke. That such was the 
mettle of our forefathers, it behooves us to be thankful to God. 

Yet it is passing strange and not a little painful to learn that there 
are among us certain disloyal Americans who are casting sinister re- 
flections upon these noble men, who are carrying on a vicious and in- 
sidiuos propaganda, who have even organized societies, the object of 
which seems to be our return to alien rule. These so-called Americans 
would have us forfeit our hard-earned liberty, the legacy of Wash- 
ington and his co-patriots, and would reduce us to the condition of 
serfdom. They have even proposed another name for the country, 
"Unitania" ! Absurd! we exclaim; yet if we do not quickly put an 
end to this propaganda, the absurdity may yet become a cold reality. 

God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because His 
ordinary works convince it. — Bacon. 

Next to doing things that deserve to be written, nothing gets a man 
more credit, or gives him more pleasure than to write things that de- 
serve to be read. — Chesetrfield. 



On buoyant bark I sail away 
O'er cheerful, sunny seas 

Without a care that would impair 
Or mar the joys that please. 

With flowing sails I fear no gales, 
Nor breakers grim, nor reefs, 

For on Youth's sea am I not free 
From all corroding griefs? 

With joyous zest I ride waves' crest, 

I revel in their foam, 
Secure my wealth, my cargo, health, 

All unafraid I roam. 

N. A. D. 


QJprrmtnianj of St dloljn SprdimatiB 

This event was commemorated by a triduum in honor of the young 
saint, who is the special patron of students, sodalists and altar boys. 
On each of the three days preceding his feast, November 26th, there 
was a sermon and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The 
fisrt sermon, "St. John in the World," was preached by Father Carba- 
jal; the second, "St. John in Religion," by Father Barland; the third, 
"St. John in Heaven," by Father Grace. On his feast day Solemn High 
Mass and Benediction were celebrated, the officers being: Celebrant, 
Father Rittmeyer; Deacon, Father Obering; Sub-deacon, Mr. Ray; 
Master of Ceremonies, Mr. St. Paul. 

The Story of St. John Berchmans. 

Over three hundred years ago, on a Saturday, March 13, 1599, 
there was born in the little town of Diest, in Belgium, a child whom we 
now invoke as one of our heavenly patrons, under the title of St. John 

As a boy, he was obedient and devoted to his parents, while his 
light-hearted disposition made him a favorite among his companions. 
From early age he showed that great earnestness of purpose which char- 
acterized him through life. When at play, he thought of nothing but 
the game, and at prayer or study, his whole attention was given to his 
devotions or his lessons. The boy Berchmans loved books, but this did 
not lessen his piety. Indeed he was wont to say that he found devotion 
an excellent preparation for study: "I must serve my two or three 
Masses before school-time: what better way could there be to win 
knowledge quickly and surely?" If upon returning from school, he 
found no one at home, he went off to the parish church, knelt before 
Our Lady's altar, and recited five or six rosaries in succession. Truly 
it might be said of him as it was of St. Basil and of St. Gregory of 
Nazianzen, that he knew but two streets, the one to the church, the 
other to the school. 

St. John Berchmans was a typical student-saint, a cheerful, manly 
college boy, what we would call today, a hundred percent boy, good 
at games, serious at study, simple and unobtrusive in his exercises of 
piety. His application to work, fidelity to duty, respect for authority 
had nothing in them of excentricity, nothing that the most common- 
place college boy of today may not easily imitate without in the least be- 
coming singular. 

Saint John Berchmans is represented holding in his hand the ob- 
jects which he clasped to his heart on his deathbed, — his rosary, his 
crucifix, and his rule-book. They are symbolic of his religious life; yet 
they possess a meaning also for the college student. The rosary ex- 
presses devotion to Mary Immaculate, for the safeguarding of holy 
purity. The crucifix symbolizes devotion to Our Lord's Sacred Passion; 
which gives encouragement in the trials of school-life, hard study, little 
progress, strict discipline, or petty persecutions. The book of rules 
typifies for the Catholic student the maxims of Faith, that code of 


sound principles by which he must shape both his present and his subse- 
quent career. Any young man that arms himself with these three 
weapons will be successful in his studies, his after-life will be a credit 
to himself and his Alma Mater, and his dying words may fittingly be 
those of St. John: "These three are the objects dearest to my heart, 
and with them I am ready and happy to die." 

This youth has been given by the church as the patron of the 
school boy and acolyte, the college student, and sodalist. Immitation 
of him, even from afar, cannot fail to make them studious, learned, 
virtuous and holy. 

Amusement that is excessive and followed only for its own sake, 
allures and deceives us, and leads us down imperceptibly in thought- 
lessness to the grave. — Pascal. 

The world is governed more by appearance than by realities, so 
that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know 
it. — Webster. 

It is with certain good qualities as with the senses; those who have 
them not can neither appreciate nor comprehend them in others. — 



It is with extreme regret that we chronicle the unexpected death of our es- 
teemed and distinguished alumnus, the Honorable C. L. Lavretta, which took place 
on the 4th of December, at his home on Government street. Mr. Lavretta was in 
apparent good health and his death came as a shock to his family and friends. His 
funeral, which took place from St. Joseph's Church, was largely attended by the 
most representative citizens of his native city. 

Mr. Constantine Lawrence Lavretta was born in Mobile, Ala., January 6, 1858, 
and entered Spring Hill College in due course, from which institution he graduated 
in 1875 at the age of 18 years, with the degree of bachelor of arts. After devoting 
a few months to the study of commercial law as a protection for himself in busi- 
ness, he became chief deputy and cashier in the internal revenue department, but 
after four years' service resigned this position. Subsequently he was a clerk in the 
probate court for several years and while there, in addition to his other work, he re- 
arranged the original files in such a way as to greatly facilitate the transaction of 
probate business. In 1892 he was elected to the state legislature and during his 
one term of service did good work in championing the cause of the public schools 
and other needed reforms. He was instrumental in getting water works and sewer- 
age and in paving the streets in Mobile. In March, 1894, he was elected mayor of 
Mobile, and gave the city an administration fruitful in reforms of many kinds, chiefly, 
a complete renovation of the city hospital, the building of a new police station, the 
laying out of a new cemetery and the opening of new streets. In 1898 he was 
again elected to the legisalture, where he served as chairman of the Committee on 
Commerce and Common Carriers. He was largely instrumental in securing the 
establishment of the inferior court of criminal jurisdiction for Mobile County. In 
1901 he was appointed by Mayor Frye, a member of the Board of Public Works and 
was elected its first president, to which position he was re-elected at the expira- 
tion of his term in 1903. He held many positions of honor and trust aside from 
salaried offices, notably delegate to the Southern Industrial Convention at New 
Orleans. He was one of the Alabama delegation to the Democratic National Con- 
vention in 1900, and was placed on the committee to notify Mr. William Jennings 
Bryan of his nomination. In 1869 Mr. Lavretta assumed charge of the extensive 


business built up by his father, in the management of which he showed the good 
judgment and broad views manifested in all his undertakings. Mr. Lavretta was 
a philanthropist, and found his chief enjoyment in helping others less fortunate than 
himself. His paternal ancestry, as might be surmised from his name, were natives 
of "the land of sunlight and song" and several of them were conspicuous in events 
connected with the history of modern Italy. One of them was Mayor General in 
Napoelon's army, and Joseph Lavretta, his grandfather, was a captain of artillery 
under the same celebrated commander. Mr. Lavretta was ever true and loyal to 
his Alma Mater, Spring Hill College, and his library, conceded to be one of the 
finest in the South, he has left to his Alma Mater, which is to be known as the C. 
Lawrence Lavretta Library or the C. Lawrence Lavretta Library Annex. About 
a year before his death he joined the Knights of Columbus. He was considered one 
of the best posted men in the city of Mobile. 

The Springhillian, in union with the Faculty of the College, tenders to his be- 
reaved family its sincerest condolence. 

Jesus throws down the dividing prejudices of nationality, and 
teaches universal love, without distinction of race, merit, or rank. — A 
man's neighbor is every one that needs help. — All men, from the 
slave to the highest, are sons of the one Father in heaven. — J. C. Geikie. 

Usually the greatest boasters are the smallest workers. The d ^ep 
rivers pay a larger tribute to the sea than shallow brooks, and yet 
empty themselves with less noise. — W. Seeker. 


Swial Buttra 

Our government is not only of the people, and for the people, but 
also by the people. It is of the people in that it is government com- 
posed of the governed; for the people in that its aim is the betterment 
of the people; and by the people in that the people themselves, through 
the medium of the elected, govern themselves. As each has his part in 
making the law of the government, there is a grave obligation on each 
to take an active and practical interest in its management and affairs. 
"Rights are duties, duties are rights," as Father Dunney so aptly puts 
it, the obligation to elect only those whom we are morally sure are 
the best for each office is very grave. To know those who seek office 
and who thereby solicit our vote, we must inquire into their capabili- 
ties before giving them support. If we find they are unfit, it then be- 
comes our duty to do all in our power to keep them out of office. By 
merely refusing to go to the polls we will not succeed in this. On the 
contrary, we are helping them into office by not voting against them. 
Just as a man who shirks his duty in time of war is a slacker, so also 
the man who, in time of peace, fails to do his duty by his government 
is no less one. 

When a man puts another in a responsible position, he is responsi- 
ble for his conduct. This is true not only in the business world, but in 
the political world as well. In business we are obliged to give some- 
thing in rteurn for whatever we get, so in political life we must repay 
the government, to the best of our ability, for the benefits received. To 
all these reasons may be added another: the command of Christ to 
"Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's." 

In monarchaic countries, each subject discharges his duty, in time 
of peace, by paying the taxes levied to his king, but in a democracy this 
does not suffice. Each has a say in his own ruling, hence he has the 
duty of taking an active part in every political activity, especially in 
that of legislation. He must know whether the legislators elected will 
be beneficial or detrimental to the nation and act accordingly. 

This obligation is more incumbent upon educated men than on 
others because they are better fitted. With knowledge gleaned from 
the traditions and experience of ages before them, thy can look farther 
ahead. By their training, also, they are better equipped for directing 
public affairs into proper channels. The educated man has been fitly 
termed "the backbone of the nation." Now all know that the human 
body is absolutely useless if its backbone is destroyed, and proportion- 
ately useless if diseased. If they fail in their duty they are to the na- 
tion as the spine is to the paralytic. There are many diseases affect- 
ing the national backbone, but the worst are dishonesty, selfishness, and 
indifference. Dishonesty does not mean merely swindling, grafting and 
the like, but also bribery and coercision at the polls. Bribery is the 
outcome of selfishness, a desire for personal glory or personal gain, on 
the part of both the briber and the bribed. Indifference is the worst of 
the three as it is mainly through it that selfish, ignorant, and venal 
men get into office, where they have the opportunity of passing laws 
directly opposed to the welfare of the state. An example of this indif- 


ference is furnished by the last presidential election. Taking the statis- 
tics of the state of Virginia, only 231,000 voters, out of 900,000 quali- 
fied, fulfilled this duty. In a recent election held for the criminal judg- 
ship in Louisiana, only twenty-five per cent of the qualified voters at- 
tended the polls. 

Should the voters, and especially the educated voters, continue this 
abstention in public affairs, particularly in the matter of legislation, 
many evils will follow and the downfall of the republic may be the 
final outcome. Take the case of Athens as an example of the result 
of this indifference. At one time the Athenian democracy was as 
flourishing as is ours today, but the people grew tired of attending 
the public meetings at the Pnyx, or as we call it, attending the polls, 
and as a result the democracy began to deteriorate. Selfish, unprin- 
cipled men got into power and then used their power for the further- 
ance of their own interests, and even for the destruction of the democ- 
racy itself so that within a very short time there was absolutely no 
Athenian democracy. If for no other reason than this, then, let us not 
forget that "rights are duties, duties are rights," and that the greater 
the responsibility, the greater the obligation. 

This duty of public interest is incumbent at the present time when 
selfish, and venal legislators, admitted into office by indifferentism, 
seek to pass laws detrimental to the interests of the republic. States' 
rights, rights of the family, and even the rights and liberty of the church 
are assailed by some of these laws. At the present time every nation 
in the world is watching ours and is studying the results of our form 
of government. As we know that ours is the best form, it is our duty to 
set a good example, and, in order to do so, we must have competent and 
upright leaders. This fact emphasizes the obligation incumbent upon 
educated men to honestly, intelligently, and sincerely discharge their 
duty towards the government by the use of the franchise. 


A good character is, in all cases, the fruit of personal exertion. It 
is not inherited from parents; it is not created by external advantages; 
it is no necessary appendage of birth, wealth, talents or stations; but 
it is the fruit and reward of good principles manifested in a course of 
virtuous and honorable action. — J. Hawes. 


Sill? lallnt 

A. D. N. 

In states autocratic the despot holds sway; 

The people are helots, his law is his will. 
In states democratic the people display 

Their will by their vote which their rulers fulfill. 

How sacred his duty his vote to well use, 
To give to the people the rule of the best 

Who faithful will safeguard and never abuse, 
The trust thus confided, at briber's behest! 

Too often, alas, both to power and to place, 
A demagogue's lifted who's open to bribe 

By the shirking of voters, the country's disgrace, 
And then as our rulers, the grafters' fell tribe. 

Too late are our strictures of infamous laws, 

Which were, by our apathy, given their force, 

Results to lament of which we were the cause 

And ills to deplore of which we were the source. 

To safeguard the ballot's the need of the hour, 
That failing, we'll soon see Democracy's end 

And Tyranny's triumph and pestilent power 

Which, evils unnumberd will surely portend. 



God has provided us with five senses: Sight, Hearing, Taste, Touch 
and Smell. These senses are really distinct from each other, for each 
has its own organ and perceives an object formally distinct from that of 
any other sense. 

When I say that each sense has its own organ and perceives an ob- 
ject formally distinct from that of any other sense, I mean: the eye is 
the organ of sight and its object is colored extension; of hearing, the 
ear is the organ and sound is the object; of taste, the tongue and palate 
are the organs and savors are the objects; of touch, temperature and 
resistance, hardness and sofetness, etc., are its objects and the whole 
body, but principally th efinger tips, are its organs; of smell, the nose 
is its organ and odors are its objects. 

How many men who call themselves philosophers teach that these 
five wonderful senses can be deceived. Any one who has ever had the 
least thing to do with real, true philosophy can soon prove the negative 
of these quack-philosophers' teachings. Do you think that God, who 
created these wonderful senses meant for them to be deceived? No, He 
did not and they cannot be deceived if they are in a healthy condition 
and are properly applied. Of course, if the senses are not healthy we 
cannot rely on them nor can we rely on any part of our body if it is not 

The same principle holds true if they are not properly applied. If 
we should be on a train going fifty miles an hour and pass another go- 
ing in the opposite direction at the same rate of speed, and we think 
we see President Harding on the other train, but he is really not on it, 
does this prove that we cannot rely on our senses? Not at all, because 
they were not properly applied. These objects which we perceive by 
one sense alone are called their proper objects. 

There are also common objects which are perceived by several 
senses acting together or assisting each other. For example : the eye 
beholds what the hand touches; the ear perceives the sound, the eye 
sees the figure of the bell which is rung by the finger. Thus from our 
earliest infancy we have learned by practice to associate our sense- 
perceptions with one another; we have perfected our association of 
phantasms by inductive reasoning, till we have acquired great readi- 
ness to judge of the qualities revealed to one sense by the proper ob- 
ject of another sense. For instance, on hearing a familiar human voice 
we know the presence and the very expression of countenance of a well 
known person; from the fragrance of fruit we can tell its taste; from 
the aroma we judge the form of a flower or the quality of a cigar. 

There is still another group of objects called the accidental ob- 
jects. These objects are the substances or bodies which support or 
contain the sensile qualities or properties. The accidental objects are 
not perceived by any one sense alone. For example, we see something 
that is round, smells good, has a pleasing taste, is soft and not very 


heavy and we put all these qualities together and call the object an 
orange. Orange would be the accidental object of the senses. It took 
the eyes, taste, smell and touch to make out what the object really was. 

We see many reasons to judge, and on many points no reason to 
doubt, that the senses of brute animals work in the same way as our 
own. Brutes perceive the proper and common objects of sense, but 
as the accidental objects are determined by th intellect, and we know 
that brutes do not think, they therefore do not perceive the accidental 
objects. The organs of the brute are sometimes more perfect than 
ours and they may associate phantasms, derived from various senses, 
more readily and perfectly than we can. This is proven in the scent of 
a dog or the cunning ways of a fox. 

Now I think that I have made clear the work and objects of the 
wonderful senses which God has given to mankind, but what I have 
said is only a very small part of what may be said of them. 

Prayer carries us half-way to God, fasting brings us to the door 
of his palace, and alms-giving procures us admission — Koran. 

The character is like white paper: if once blotted, it can hardly 
ever be made to appear white as before. — One wrong step often stains 
the character for life. — It is much easier to form a good character and 
preserve it pure, than to purify it after it has become defiled. — J. 


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The Jesuit novitiate of the New Orleans province, situated at 
Macon, Ga., was totally destroyed by fire on the eighth of November. 
The fire is believed to have started on the fifth floor. While going 
from supper to chapel, an odor of burning cloth was detected by some 
of the students, who proceeded to investigate. When they arrived at 
the clothes-room they found that the fire had made too great a head- 
way for them to handle, so they decided to give the general alarm by 
means of the bell in the tower. Unfortunately, however, the rope was 
found severed by the flames, making alarm in this way impossible. 
Students were then sent to all parts of the building to spread the alarm 
in order that as much as possible might be saved. At this interval the 
Macon Fire Department arrived, with 6000 feet of hose, four pumps 
and two chemicals. The hose, disastrously, was not of sufficient length 
to send the stream of water to the uppermost floors and consequently 
could do little to check the fire. The firemen, nevertheless, did all 
in their power to confine the fire to as little area as posisble, but were 
greatly handicapped by lack of water. 

The loss of the beautiful building was accompanied by that of 
thousands of priceless literary works. The Jesuits, sacrificing their 
personal possessions, managed to save quite a few of their most precious 
books. Among these latter were a number of both Latin and Greek 
classics dating as far back as 1490, and a Spanish Bible, believed to 
be the only one of its kind in existence, dating back to 1490. 

The president of the college, Very Rev. James DePotter, S. J., 
and Rev. Wm. A. Meriwether, S. J., barely escaped the flames. Fr. 
Meriwether, an invalid, had scarcely been removed from his room on 
the third floor when the floor of the room above fell upon his. 

The homes of Macon people, true to the spirit of Southern hos- 
pitality, were thrown open to the homeless Jesuits. The hotels of the 
city also co-operated in this commendable act, which reflects very 
favorably upon the city of Macon. At a later date, two professors and 
eighteen students were sent to the old Sacred Heart College in Augusta, 
Ga. Here they were welcomed warmly, both by the Rector and Con- 
gregaion of the parish. 

At present it has not been decided as to what disposition will be 
made of the college property, but it is generally believed that the Jesuits 
will rebuild. A resolution of sympathy for their loss, accompanied by a 
petition urging the Fathers to rebuild, was tendered to the head of the 
Jesuit order, for the province of New Orleans, Rev. E. A. Mattern, S. 
J. Fr. Mattern has not, as yet, expressed himself in reference to the 
report that they will rbuild. 

St. Stanislaus College was considered one of the leading Catholic 
institutions of the South. It was formerly known as Pio Nono College, 
and was founded early in the seventies by Bishop Gross. Later it was 
purchased by the Jesuit Fathers. The college was erected at a cost 
of $150,000.00, and was five stories high, surmounted by a tower in 
the center. It was situated in the residential section of the city. 


It is sincerely hoped that the Jesuit Fathers will see fit to rebuild 
this college, so that from the ruins of what was a beautiful building, 
there may rise another still more beautiful. 

St. Stanislaus has been the cradle of all the young professors and 
prefects of Spring Hill. Might a hope be ventured that some of our 
alumni who read this account of the misfortune that has befallen this 
noble institution will contribute towards its re-erection? The present 
Rector of the blackened mass of masonry which was once St. Stanislaus 
is Rev. Father De Potter, for many years Director of The Springhillian. 
We will gladly forward to him any financial aid his many friends may 
wish ot send him in his hour of trial ; contributions of books, etc., will 
be thankfully received and gratefully acknowledged. 

The Springhillian tenders to all who suffered by this catastrophe, 
its sincerest sympathy, and hopes that the generosity of friends will 
make up for the ravages of fire. 


If you build castles in the air, your work need not be lost; there 
is where they should be. Now put foundations under them. — Thoreau. 

To dispense with ceremony is the most delicate mode of con- 
ferring a compliment. — Bulwer. 


OttfF mh &ljdl Snaii-A protest 

From time immemorial the historic Old Shell Road has been one of 
the beauty spots of this section of the country. Its sylvan loveliness has 
been the admiration of generations of sight seers, and its fame has been 
spread broadcast. 

The recent improvement in its roadbed has raised it to the rank 
of a popular highway, and its recreative value to the people of Mobile 
and vicinity cannot be over-estimated. 

But the greed of a sordid commercialism has invaded it and, with 
a vandalism not merely worthy of censure, but also clamorous of repres- 
sion, is playing havoc with its natural beauties. Almost every tree along 
its route is disfigured by metallic advertisements, gaudy in color, atroc- 
ious in design, and unsightly in every partcular. Some trees have as 
many as six of these horrors nailed to them. 

Some action should be taken, and taken at once, to preserve those 
trees from present disfigurement and ultimate destruction, for, in the 
opinion of competent authority, the driving of nails into trees impair 
their growth and brings about their death. 

If' they are public porperty, the county should put a stop to this 
reprehensible proceeding; if private, the owners should make the per- 
petrators amenable to law. 

A young poet who now sleeps in a soldier's grave "over there" has 
beautifully voiced the sentiments of every lover of nature regarding 
trees. He wrote: 

"I think that I shall never see 
A poem lovely as a tree. 

A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed 
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast. 

A tree that looks at God each day, 
And lifts her leafy arms to pray. 

A tree that may, in Summer, wear 
A nest of robins in her hair; 

Upon whose bosom snow has lain; 
Who intimately lives with rain. 

Poems are made by fools like me, 
But only God can make a tree." 



ffltllfr'fi Mail 


Oh cruel, cruel is my fate 
And gloomy, gloomy is my state. 
Six months, alas, I have to wait 
Till June's fair month be ushered in 
When I, vacation, can begin. 

This thought it chills me through and through 
And makes me feel so awful blue, 
Class days so long, free days so few ! 
To lessons too I must attend, 
That never, never seem to end. 

Asleep, my compositions haunt, 
Awake, the Prefect's glances daunt, 
At play, rough fellows rudely taunt, 
But, worst of all, that source of pain : 
The thought that six months still remain. 

Two thoughts are left my soul to cheer 
Though all around me seems so drear, 
That darkest hour, to dawn, is near, 
That time will bring a welcome boon: 
The longed-for, joyous month of June. 


Itynnritr 3FrrFftnm 


Spring Hill, Dec. 13th, 1921. 

Dere Fill: 

Yor to leters receved wich i wuz very glad to get. frum wot yu say 
Havana — or az yu cal it Habana — must be a grate burg. I wuz doun 
ther miself a bout ten years a go but i didn think much of it. it was 
a hole lot more furren in thoze dais fore they didnt hav many autymo- 
bils in Cuba then and yu had to rid in litel bugies bilt so near the grownd 
that wen yu went a long those cobelstone streets the botom of the bugy 
yuzed to skrape. it wuz foney how them cab drivers yuzed to stick yu 
fore more than they 0. won tim i ast won how much he wud charg to 
tak me to a sertin plase and he sez 5$. i tole him i didnt wanna bi the 
bugy i just wanted to rid in it. ther wuz a fren of min hoo put me wize 
az to ho wto mak those fellers do rite, he savvied Cuba litel soz hed 
start tawkin to him in that lingo and the feller thinkin him a native wuz 
a frad to charg to much becuz the nativs aint got to much muny anyway 
and then wott hey hav got they dont thro a way on no cab drivers but 
spend it in the lotry insted. 

did i ever tel yu a bout a fut bal gam i seen in Cuba? not reel fut 
bal but a sort of inglish stuf. any how i handed it to those Cubians fore 
playin anythin in agust its so hot. how ever they wuznt Cubians any 
way but spanyards fore the only wons that do any thin in Cuba be sids 
americuns is spanyards the rest just set a round and drink "refrescoz" 
al da and fan therselves. well any way ther wuz a fut bal gam in agust 
and it wuz sum hot. but thoze bois tuck ther preecawshuns fore they 
didnt ware no more close than a modren bathing sute xcept shus to 
kik the bal with, well they started of the gam al rite but wen a bout haf 
thru they got in to a skrap with the empire a bout a decishun and won 
sid wudn play no more and the peepul in sted of demanding them to 
play or els giv ther muny bak tuck sids with them and it cum purty 
nere bein a fre fore al in the grand stan. wich goz to sho that the 
Cubians aint rip fore liberty even yet. 

i seen a bas bal gam to but it wuz such a sory specktackle that i 
got up an lef. i didnt have to pay any way soz i didnt loze any thin 
xcept tim and pashunce. them burds don no no more a bout bas bal than 
i do a bout astrolonomy. no wonder "Baby" Ruth didnt get a long so 
wel doun ther last winter fore they cudn a presheate reel ba bal. the 
wurst part of it wuz that they cus so much that no ladize wont go to 
the gam. 

thers a nother gam they play doun ther caled hi a li. they plaze 
it with baskits. no it aint baskit bal fore the baskits in sted of bein tid 
to the wal is tid to he playerz. hey ketch the bal in he baskit and chunk 
i up agenst the wal un til sum won mises and thats a poynt. but it aint 


the gam they lak so much az the gamblin that goz with it. in sted 
of reel gamblin with a pare of kraps lak we do in U. S. A. they gambol 
on this hi a li. 

thers lots of other thins i seen in Cuba wich al mad me think 
that thers no plase lak U. S. A. still yu say thins is difrunt now, that 
may bee but thers won thin that wil al ways keep me a way frum Cuba 
and thats ther ignorence. thave had ever sins Culumbus discovered 
america in 1892 to lern inglish and they havn don it. of corse i no they 
don get much help from sum americuns hoo go doun ther and don even 
no how to spel but i thot thad lern a lot frum me but frum wot yu say 
it don seem that they hav. hopping to here frum yu soon i am yors 
et cetery. CY. 


®lje SUapppr 

A flapper flapped into a car, 

All seats were occupied, 
But Frankie, in a seat ahead, 

The flapper soon espied. 
She quickly flapped right up the aisle 

With fearless flapper stride, 
And with a vampy flapper smile 

Stood right at Frankie's side. 
Poor Frankie, doffing cap, arose, 

The flapper took his seat, 
And with a truly flapper pose, 

She crossed her dainty feet. 
She, flapper-like, her point had gained, 

By standard flapper wile, 
But not a word was- Frankie deigned, 

As he stood in the aisle. 
But he resolved avenged to be, 

For this her treatment vile, 
A lesson in urbanity 

He'd give in his own style. 
"Beg pardon, Miss, what was't you said?" 

(This question, it was Frank's) 
She, "Nuthin,' " said, with toss of head. 

"I thought," said Frank, "'Twas, THANKS." 


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The Portier Literary Society was host to the large assembly which gathered to 
take an interesting and picturesque journey around the world. The event was a com- 
plete success from every standpoint and the audience admitted after the travel that 
they had been completely charmed throughout the entire trip. 

The college band opened the entertainment and T. P. Diaz, president of the 
society, gave a short introduction as to the object of the society and then asked his 
followers to accompany him on this long, but charming travel. The itinerary began 
from the college itself, when an L. & N. train was taken and soon all alighted at 
Washington, D. C. After a review of the capital's beauty, the travelers proceeded 
to New York, where a short tour of the metropolis displayed the grandeur of Amer- 
ica's pride. Boarding the S. S. "Imperator," the globe-trotters crossed the Atlantic, 
landing in the Emerald Isle, after a calm and uneventful trip. 

The picturesque views of Ireland gave all a small idea of the charms and lure 
of Erin. Under A. Casey's guide, who kept his audience in awe while the slides were 
being flashed on the screens, the tourists arrived at Scotland. Here Mr. McKeown 
took charge and the attractive and particular points of interest were visited. London 
was the next important station. A thorough sight-seeing tour of the city followed 
with D. Casey at the head. France came next. Here J. J. Brownrigg led his follow- 
ers to Versailles, and other historical places of the old French royalty. With such a 
magnificent guide as Mr. O'Shee, Belgium, Holland and Germany were rapidly but 
most thoroughly toured. Switzerland and its avve-inspiring Alps was given with 
several scenes viewed from the dizzy heights of the high mountains. Mr. Burguieres 
was the Alpine leader, but he soon handed over his responsibilities to Mr. Cirlot, 
who in turn led his fellow-travelers through the splendors of Italy. Rome made an- 
other important stopping place and here every one received a treat, as they were 
shown through the magnificent Cathedral of St. Peter, the most beautiful church 
in the world. The next point of interest in the long itinerary was Greece with its 
ancient, artistic edifices and monuments. Africa was reached by airplane, Mr. 
Crocy being the aviator. One of the prettiest sections viewed on the journey was 
Palestine. Mr. Luckett admirably conducted his followers over the sacred paths of 
the Holy Land, only yielding to the leadership of Mr. Wratten, who made his way 
through India, then China and Japan. Already the travelers were beginning to feel 
a longing for home and Mr. Cosio decided to bring them back. However, the Philip- 
pine Islands were given a short visit before a ship was boarded for San Francisco. 
The Golden Gate was the first sight of American land. After a short stay in San 
Francisco, the travelers proceeded to the Yosemite Valley. Although some of nature's 
greatest wonders had been seen, none seemed so splendid as thos of the Yosemite Val- 
ley. Sante Fe, El Paso and finally New Orleans were visited. The arrival at the 
latter point was hailed with many cheers, as many of the Spring Hill students have 
their homes there; however, they were not allowed to remain, as they had to be on 
hand at the college for next day's class work. But the arrival home was still more 
greatly cheered. Mr. Cosio brought his tourists up to the very quadrangle of the 
college and then bade them "good night." 

The music accompaniment throughout the entire travelogue was classical. Mr. 
Hahn and Mr. Billeaud played excellent violin duets, and Mr. Champion assisted on 
the piano. The vocal solo by Mr. Crocy was so highly appreciated that he had to 
respond to an encore. The arrangements were thoroughly and attractively arranged 
by Mr. McKeown and Mr. Bostick. 

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Alumni Section: B. NEFF '23 Exchange Section: A. CASEY '22 

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Some years ago the Jesuit Alumni Association of New Orleans or- 
ganized and carried to successful execution what they called, An out- 
ing to Spring Hill. 

A very large contingent of the old boys of Spring Hill availed 
themselves of the opportunity to visit their Alma Mater and renew old 
acquaintances. By timely arrangements and able management the 
trip was made from New Orleans and back at an unbelievably low 
cost. A special train with eleven coaches carried eight hundred of the 
alumni and their friends. After a most enjoyable day at the college 
the party arrived at New Orleans at eleven P. M. on the same day, 
which was a Sunday. 


This reunion brought together those who had not met for years 
and the social intercourse of that day was the source of a pleasure be- 
yond the possibility of expression. 

Now that our Alumni have local centers in many parts of the South 
it would be very easy to organize a similar reunion. 

Long-distance arrangements, however, are necessary, and a com- 
mittee on ways and means essential to the ultimate success of the under- 

The Springhillian merely suggests this outing. It would like to 
have the views of the old boys thereon. 

The members of the committee that made the former outing a 
never-to-be-forgotten affair are still available and would, we are con- 
fident, co-operate with any enterprising alumni of Spring Hill who 
would like to take this matter up. The Springhillian will gladly furnish 
their addresses to any provisional committee to whom this project ap- 
peals. Prompt action, however, is necessary as the details of such an 
undertaking must be seen to a long time in advance. 

The columns of The Springhillian are, it is needless to say, open 
for the discussion of the project. 


It is gratifying to note a change for the better in the majority of 
the magazines that have reached us. A marked elevation of tone 
characterizes most of them. Vulgarity, offenses against good taste, 
so called jokes of questionable propriety, and violations of the rules 
of grammar are disappearing, though some of the older college jour- 
nals are, we regret to say, showing a tendency towards deterioration in 
this direction. 

It is the duty of every college journal to set a high ideal of excel- 
lence in all its departments, and so oppose a barrier against the journal- 
istic degeneracy which is the disgrace of our nation. The average 
daily newspaper with its crudities of style, its maudlin matter, and 
its vapid inanities is not an exemplar for the contrbutors of a college 

We are not literary prudes, we know the value of picturesque slang. 
It is all right in its place, but the user of it must conform to the canons 
of good taste, he must follow the advice of Shakespeare: "Be thou 
familiar but by no means vulgar." 

It is one of the canons of newspaper ethics, to say nothing of news- 
paper honesty, for editors to give credit to the source whence they take 
their "clippings." This remark is occasioned bv the fact that one of 
our poems, "THE BOY SCOUT" was printed in a Key West paper 
without any mention of "The Springhillian." 

While "typing" the above a saying of that witty "blue-stocking" 
Lady Blessington, recurred to our mind. It is epigramatic in more 
senses than one. "Borrowed thoughts like borrowed money, only show 
the poverty of the borrower." 


The passing of the old year and the advent of the new are events 
calculated to inspire sobering thoughts. Samuel Smiles was profoundly 
impressed by "The solemn and striking admonition to youth inscribed 
on the dial at All Souls, Oxford: "Periunt et imputantur," the hours 
perish and are laid to our charge. 

Milton very happily develops the above cited thought when he 
says: "Hours have wings and fly up to the Author of time and carry 
news of our usage. All of our prayers cannot entreat one of them to 
return or slaken its pace. The misspents of every minute are a new 
record against us in Heaven. Surely if we thought thus we would dis- 
miss them with better reports, and not suffer them to fly away empty 
or laden with dangerous intelligence. How happy is it when they 
carry up not only the messages but the fruits of good and stay with the 
Ancient of Days to speak for us before His throne." 


Up to the present we have been mailing The Springhillian to our 
Alumni whether they were on our list of subscribers or not. Having 
no funds available for the continuance of this practice, we are re- 
luctantly obliged to discontinue it, the increased cost of publication 
renders this step imperative. We are revising our mailing list and 
we ask those who wish The Springhillian to reach them, and who are 
not as yet on our list of paid-up subscribers, to fill in the accompanying 
blank and forward it, with their subscription, to our office. 

Business Manager. 

To the Secretaries of the Local Branches of the Spring Hill Alumni 
Association : 

The Springhillian would like to have for its next issue any accounts 
of the activities of the various branches. These items will serve the 
double purpose of interesting our readers and stimulating the alumni in 
other sections of the country to imitate the laudable example of their 
fellow alumni. We hold with Seneca, that "Noble examples stir us up 
to noble actions, and the very history of large and noble souls inspires 
a man with generous thoughts." 

The diligent fostering of a candid habit of mind, even in trifles, 
is a matter of high moment both to character and opinions. — Howson. 


Alumni Notes 

A daughter was born to Edward Crowell on October 12th at 
Queensborough Terrace, London, England. Heartiest congratulations 
to all. 

Jerry Cummings, ex. '20 High School, sends greetings to the 
friends he left at Spring Hill. He is now a novice with the Brothers 
of the Sacred Heart in Metuchen, New Jersey. 

James C. Casserly, A. B. '03, is now manager of the United Sattes 
Veterans' Bureau in Shreveport, La. 

Edward B. Colgin, A. B. '98, who is practicing law in Houston, 
Texas, was married in October. Mr. Colgin in his day was a star 
scholar and winner of many medals in his classes. We wish him and 
his bride all happiness. 

Tisdale J. Touart, A. B. '01, delivered the oration at the Elks me- 
morial exercises in Mobile, December 4th. 

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Grefer are the proud parents of a young son 
who was born to them on November 5th. Spring Hill will welcome 
him later. 

Thomas Moore Keene, A. B. '17, was married to Miss Helyn 
Marie McLaughlin of Philadelphia, Penn., on November 3rd. The 
Springhillian extends its heartiest congratulations. 

Leslie Cassidy has finished the course of medicine in St. Louis 
University and is practicing in his native town, Macon, Ga. 

Walter F. Walsh, Jr., is advertising manager of the Montgomery 
Advertiser. He is the youngest advertising manager of any paper in 
the South. 

Edward Hicks, A. B. '19, has just perfected a patent for clearing 
off records of a dictaphone without the use of a shaver. 

Richard Inge, B. S. '20, is studying medicine at St. Louis University. 

Marion Vickers, A. B. '20, represented Spring Hill on the recep- 
tion committee for Marshal Foch at Georgetown University. A Sword 
of Honor was presented to the Marshal in behalf of the Jesuit Schools 
of America, for which Spring Hill was one of the many contributors. 

The following letter lately received is a touching testimony to the 
sterling character of the late lamented alumnus, "Joe" Kopecky, whose 
obituary notice will be found on another page : 

Rev. J. C. Kearns, S. J., 
Spring Hill College, 
Spring Hill, Ala. 
Dear Father: — 

For several days I have been trying to write you a letter, first in appreciation 
of your prayers in behalf of my brother, and then for informing me of Kopecky's 
death. I feel it was the many prayers offered for P. H. that brought him through 
what seemed to be a pretty bad case of pneumonia. If the occasion presents itself 
I wish you to extend my thanks to the boys. 


Joe's death came to me as a great blow. Having spent four years with him in 
the class room and one year as a companion in a distant city, I think I should know 
the boy. Hardly a week passed that we did not see each other. During Lent he 
and I would go to church together. Often on Sunday we generally took a walk. 
Naturally on such occasions a fellow talks of almost everything existing He had 
intentions of following the work of the Catholic Laymans' Association in Georgia 
Only a few days before his death I received a letter from him asking for information 
as to how the association here originated and what was the extent of its work The 
letter was answered by the Publicity Manager of the Association, but too late. 

When I say that Joe Kopecky was a saintly young man I am satisfied that all 
those who knew him will agree with me. I am firmly convinced that he went before 
his God with his baptismal innocence. Inclosed you will find an offering for a mass 
to be said on the main altar of the chapel for the repose of his soul. 

Yours gratefully, 


Massy Hughes, ex A. B. '13, received appointment to Annapolis, 
Md., (Navy) two years ago. He went out for football on navy team this 
year. He got in last game of the season this year and made good. The 
game was with Army. 

Meriott Walker, ex. A. B. '05, is engaged in the furniture business 
with his father at Selma. He was in the army during late war. 

J. Joseph Monaghan, Memphis, Tenn., ex. A. B. '19 or '20, who 
entered the Franciscan Monestary at Tentopolis, 111., upon receiving 
various degrees at Quincy College, Quincy, 111., will be ordained to the 
priesthood a year from this coming June. Father Austin is his name in 

R. Glynn Dillon, also of Memphis, Tenn., is studying for the priest- 
hood at Mt. St. Mary's, Md. (Ex. '19). 

Wynne A. Dyson, ex A. B. '18, has entered Franciscan Monestary 
at Cullman. 

Wm. J. Russell, ex. A. B. '19, was recently married in Clarks- 
ville, Ky. 

Joseph Pollock, ex. '84, is in business in Chattanooga, Tenn., where 
he resides with his family. 

Edward Brennan, '19, is practicing law in Savannah, Ga. His little 
"domestic tyrant" under the direction of Ed's charming wife, is making 
a remote — a very remote — preparation for his entry into the college. 

Richard Inge, '20, is studying medicine at St. Louis University. The 
undertakers of his home town will hail his advent after his graduation. 

Walter Puder, '18, is assistant cashier in the Branch Exchange 
Bank, Savannah, Ga. In the not distant future, Walter, when you are a 
millionaire, do not forget the many needs of your Alma Mater. 

Geo. D. Skinner, '20, is "on the road" representing a surgical sup- 
ply house. If you come this way, George, bring along a few hypodermics. 
They are needed for the injection of an anti-toxin for Encephalitis 
lethargica (sleeping sickness). This disease is endemic in some of 
the afteronon classes. 

Catesby Jones, John B. Keane and W. B. McCarthy were initiated 
into the Ancient and Honorable Order of Benedicks quite recently. The 
late Misses Elizabeth Beers of Selma, Mavis Baker of Atlanta and 
Julia Haile of Palatka were present at the ceremonies. Of the three 
possible states of wedded life, happiness, contentment and resignation, 


The Springhillian wishes the first named to the young voyagers on the 
sea of matrimony. 

George B. Flanagen and J. W. Mead have decided to study for the 
priesthood, the former has gone to Rome, the latter is at St. Mary's, 
Baltimore. We wish them success in their chosen career. 

A new arrival has appeared in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. 
Hastings, Jacksonville, Fla., in the shape of a beautiful boy. The happy 
trio has the best wishes of the Springhillian. 

J. W. Dower, ex. '19, has become a writer. He is writing insur- 
ance in Jacksonville, Fla. 

R. J. Healy, '23, is now an honored and trusted official of the 
Atlantic Coast Railroad. 

Cameron Byrne is discount clerk in the Citizens' Bank of New Or- 

Ed. Meyer is engaged in the joint ticket office at New Orleans. 

J. A. Martel, '12, has decided to study law. He is now at Columbia 

Frank Hyronimous, '20, paid us a flying visit on his way to El Paso, 
where he is going to hibernate. 

Frank L. Prohaska, '13. We are in receipt of a charming letter 
from Frank Prohaska, '13, who is doing splendidly in more capacities 
than one. A clipping from the local paper of Morgan City, La., where 
he resides, contains a most flattering account of his histrionic ability. 
He regrets the absence of any mention of his class in our last issue. 
In reply we beg to state that the omission is not to be laid at the door of 
the editorial staff of our paper, it is to be attributed to the apathy of the 
class. The Springhillian would willingly devote space to any "COPY" 
sent in by the old boys. Eschew the sock and buskin for awhile and 
take up your pen, Frank, our columns are never closed to the contribu- 
tions of our alumni. 

T. Semmes Walmsley and James E. Casserly were delegates from 
Louisiana at the convention of the American Legion at Kansas City. 
They were mainly instrumental in securing the next convention for 
New Orleans. Those who are acquainted with the inner workings of 
conventions, know what an expenditure of intelligent, tactful and 
watchful activity a success like that entails will be proud of their 

A. R. Pollock, an ex. of the 80's, is municipal weighing inspector 
for the city of Selma. 

Joseph M. Mullen, ex. '81, is city salesman for the Lime-Cola Bot- 
tling Works of this city. He recently won a bale of cotton raffled by 
the Shriners here, and received a good price for it. 

P. C. DeBardeleben, ex. 19, is engaged in the coal and wood busi- 
ness here, and also has charge of the system of sprinkling run by the 

Edward B. Nelson, ex. '19, has a position with R. G. Dunn & Co. 
here. Edward recently suffered the loss of his father. 

Catesby R. Jones is engaged in the insurance business here. He is 
a popular Kiwanian, and has recently married. 


Excerpt of a letter from Daniel O'Rourke, Selma, Ala. : 

I had the pleasure of making an extended trip to the Pacific coast 
this fall, going via New Orleans. I visited the Jesuit University and 
College of Immaculate Conception there, and saw many of the Fathers 
and teachers that I knew at S. H. C. (Also had a good time with Mike 
Burke, an old classmate of S. H. C). In Oakland, Cal., I visited J. A. 
Ransford, another S. H. C. chum of '19. (He is attending the University 
of California, where there are 11,000 students.) (Is studying mining 
engineering). I went as far west as Portland, Oregon, and on the way 
back, stopped off at Denver, Col., where I visited St. Regis College 
(Jesuit school). A singular coincidence happened on the way out. A 
gentleman who was going out west on his vacation, noticed my S. H. C. 
belt. He said: "What's that on that belt?" I replied: "Spring Hill 
College." Well, he then told me his name was Droulhiette. He was 
of Texas and Louisiana, and went to S. H. C. 25 years ago. Well, we 
talked Spring Hill all the way to Los Angeles, and he knew a lot of 
the Fathers that I do, who were "Misters" in his day. He is connected 
with I. & G. R. R. in Palestine, Texas, and I with W. of A. in Selma. 
His name is Sydney Drouhlette. His wife was with him. 

Jno. E. Shanahan, ex. S. H. C. '20, has a prominent position with a 
concrete products company located at Spocari, Alabama. 

Jno. E. McHugh is assisting his father in the truck farming busi- 
ness at Orrville, Alabama. (Ex. '20). (14 miles from Selma). He visits 
Selma frequently. 

G. Nelson Sullivan, ex. '20, is a student at University of Dayton, 
Dayton, Ohio. 

J. Garrett Fitzgibbons, ex. '20, after two years at Catholic Uni- 
versity, Washington, D. C, is connected with a lumber company and 
railroad agency with his father at Reynolds, Georgia. During the sum- 
mer he was visited by D. J. O'Rourke, an old classmate, and returned 
the visit by coming to Selma for a few days in the fall. 

I know of no manner of speaking so offensive as that of giving 
praise, and closing it with an exception. — Steele. 


Academic Honors 

Despite the distractions incidental to the football season, the men- 
tal activities of the student body in no way abated. The high averages 
obtained by the majority of the boys is a proof of this. Failure to ob- 
tain the highest places is no indication of a lack of industry, and those 
who have honestly striven and failed of success can console themselves 
with the thought so beautifully expressed by the immortal Washington : 
"The thinking part of mankind do not form their judgment from events, 
and their estimate will ever attach equal glory to those actions which 
deserve success and to those which have been crowned with it." 

Senior A. B. — First, A. Casey; second, A. Cosio. 
Junior A. B. — First, A. J. Crocy; second, J. K. Mahorner. 
Junior (Business) — First, J. O. Tremmel; second, R. T. Junkin. 
Sophomore — First, F. Cirlot; second, T. C. Van Antwerp. 
Sophomore B. S. — First, D. Casey; second, L. M. Billeaud. 
Sophomore Pre-Medical — First, G. Sullivan. 
Freshman A. B. — First, G. C. W ratten ; second ex aequo, J. C. Otto 

and F. O. Schmidt. 
Freshman B. S. — First, P. Duquesne; second, W. De Hoff. 
Freshman Business — First, F. L. Young; no second card. 
Freshman Pre-Engineering — First, B. Christian; second, H. 


Freshman Pre-Medical — First, J. Davidson; second, C. Ferriday. 


Fourth Year High A. B. — First, P. Mulherin; second, J. Bowab. 
Fourth Year High B. S. — First, W. J. Oliver; second, J. E. Quarles. 
Fourth High, Business — First, E. McEvoy. 

Third Year High A. B. — First, J. Cowley; second, C. E. Schmidt. 
Third eYar High, B. S. — First, T. Killeen; second, G. Broussard. 
Third Year High, Business — First, J. Tedesco; second, F. Corso. 
Second High, A. B. — First, C. Weatherby; second ex aequo, G. 

Unruh and H. Schmidt. 
Second High A. B. (Special) — First, J. Chambliss; second, A. 

Second High B. S. — First, E. Chavis; second, J. Piazza. 
First High A. B. — First, E. McKinney; second, E. McCraken. 
First High B. S. — First, G. Ryan; second, H. Cazantre. 
Special Course — First, C. Arias; second, C. Barraza. 


Very Rev. Father McCreary, S. J., President of The College of the 
Immaculate Conception, New Orleans, an old Spring Hill boy, was a 
welcome visitor at the college. 

Very Rev. T. D. Madden, Pastor of Selma, was in Mobile lately on 
business. He found time to pay a flying visit to the college, which was 
for him the scene of many years of labor in the past. 

Rev. D. O'Sullivan, S. J., of New Orleans, made his annual retreat 
with us recently. 

Rev. A. Biever, S. J., accompanied the body of Father Davis from 
New Orleans and officiated at the grave. 

Very Rev. E. Mattern, S. J., Provincial of the Southern Province 
of the Society of Jesus, is at present at the college making his annual 
official visitation. He is accompanied by his secretary, the Rev. T. 
Carey, S. J. 

The Lawrence Lavretta library has been transferred from the home 
of our esteemed benefactor to the college. The munificent gift is high- 
ly appreciated by the faculty as its valuable and diversified volumes fill 
a want keenly felt since the disastrous fire of a few years ago deprived 
them of their magnificent library. The faculty is very grateful to 
Lawrence, Jr., for his promptitude in carrying out the wishes of his 
late lamented father. 

A psychological discussion by the members of the Senior Class was 
held on November 30th, 1921. Subject: Some Prooerties of Man's Intel- 


lect and Will. The discussion reflected credit both on those taking 
part and on their professor. The following program was carried out: 

Overture Bridal Rose. Lavellee 

College Orchestra 
Reading of Notes 

Introductory Denis J. Burguieres, Jr. 

Defenders: Albert E. Casey, Benjamin L. Cosio, Jr. 
Objectors: Charles G. Coyle, Teodoro P. Diaz, Thomas J. Flautt, 
Henry A. LeSassier. 

Announcement of Class Excellence 

March Bennet 

College Orchestra 


Eugene H. Walet, Jr President 

Benjamin L. Cosio, Jr Vice-President 

Charles G. Coyle Secretary-Treasurer 

Denis J. Burguieres, Jr., Albert E. Casey, Teodoro P. Diaz, Thomas 
J. Fluatt, Henry A. LeSassier, Alfred G. Robichaux. 

Self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can 
stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred. — Charles Buxton. 


A. J. CROCY, A.B. '23. 

Nov. 1. Full holiday. Feast of All Saints. 

Nov. 3. Exhibition by the Seniors. 

Nov. 5. College eleven vs. Jefferson College at the College campus. 

Nov. 11. Armistice Day. Full holiday. 'Varsity vs. Howard at Monroe 

Nov. 12. High School eleven vs. Gulf Coast Military Academy at the 
College campus. 

Nov. 19. High School vs. Laurel at the College campus. 

Nov. 24. Thanksgiving Day. Full holiday. College vs. Mississippi Col- 
lege at Monroe Park. 

Nov. 25. Full holiday. 

Nov. 30. Exhibition. 

Dec. 7. Half holiday. 

Dec. 8. Full holiday. Feast of Immaculate Conception. Solemn High 
Mass in chapel. 

Dec. 16. The Portier Literary Society presents a Literary, Pictorial 
and Musical entertainment. 

Dec. 17. Football night. 

Dec. 18. Exhibition. Students depart for Christmas holidays. 


High School Locals 

We rise to remark that locals are what their name indicates: items 
of local interest. If they are not always intelligible to the outside 
reader, and savor somewhat of the esoteric, they are understood and 
enjoyed by those for whom they were written, and the Attic salt by 
which they are flavored gives a zest to the students who appreciate 

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We had a gas gusher called Bull 
Of whoppers his head was quite full. 

We now have another, 

Tis Bull's little brother, 
Who swears by the fables of Bull. 

Found on a Fly-Leaf. 

We know that in the forum 
You met with great ill luck. 
O would the mob had done its work 
Before you wrote this book? 


As orator you were a peach 
In classic days of yore, 
But why write out this pesky speech 
Posterity to bore? 

You can kick me, you can cuff me, 

Or down me with a chair, 
The only boon I ask of you : 

Do not muss up my hair! 


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O Slick ,0 Slick, you make us sick 

When funny you would be. 
Your jokes deserve a mighty kick 

To stop your stupid glee. 

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Prof. — "What's all the noise at the blackboard?" 
Burgin — "I just dropped a perpendicular." 

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Perry: "Conductor, at which end do I get out?" 
Conductor: "Both stop at the same time, sonny." 


Harty : "What's the difference between Walet an end, and Wallet 
a pocketbook? 

O'Shee: "Search me." 

Harty: "There's an L of a difference, you simp." 

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Jim wore a sunny smile ; 

He wears that smile no more. 
He thought that he heard "ninety-five", 

His dad saw forty-four. 

"ONE BORN . . . ." 

Advena (hearing the whistle of the Spring Hill car) : "What's 
that shrill noise I hear?" 

Joe: "One of the college launches out on the lake." 



An experienced scout for the wobblers. 
Tenderfootlets for Oliver's prospective Boy Scout troops. 
A pair of elephant hounds by Danos. 

A tackling dummy without a stiff arm by A. H. Cazentre. 
A pass catching device by Perry. 
A hat stretcher by E. Schmidt. 
A traffic cop in the High School Refectory. 
A device to keep Murnan from growing. 


When the High School freshies get some sense, 
They'll quit counting pickets on the fence. 

SjC JJS 5f! S|C Sjc 

George: "Why is Johnnie out of sorts?" 
Jake: "The kids won't give him any shorts." 

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Full Back — Texas O'Donnel. 

Halves — Goo Goo Taylor and Babe Walsh. 

Quarter — Dauntless McKinney. 

Tackles — Bulky Godbold (Capt.) and Hefty Foley. 

Ends — Lightning Perry and Snake Murnan. 

Guards — Woppo Bombo and Tea Hound Magill. 

Center — Honey Boy Grace. 

Coach — McMullan. 



A. E. CASEY, '22. 

"Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret," we exclaimed, 
when on our return, we found a stack of college journals on our desk, 
together with an intimation that we were to succeed ourselves. 

We would wish to give to each something more than a passing 
notice. To do so, however, would require more time than we could 
devote to that delectable occupation, and more space than could be 
accorded us. 

Selecting at random afew, the first to come to our hand was the 
Holy Cross Purple. It is in every way up to its usual standard of ex- 
cellence. The story illustrative of Arabian customs is well executed. 
Its portrayal of Oriental subtlety is most satisfying. "In Southern 
Seas" seems to be unfinished. What we have of it is clear in style 
and natural in plot. The numerous poems and stories furnished by 
two contributers are monuments to their industry. 

THE MOUNTAINEER — The November issue of this journal is 
ideal in arrangement and above the average in material. There is an 
undercurrent of melancholy pervading the stories. The essays deserve 
special commendation for their limpidity of style and solidity of matter. 
The lofty thought and stately measure of "The Cloister" are admirable 
and worthy of imitation. 

THE DE PAUL MINERVAL — This journal is happy in the posses- 
sion of a poetess whose sense of humor is on a par with her facility of 
poetic expression. The number before us is very readable, a quality too 
often absent in college journals. 

THE VILLA SANCTA SCHOLASTICA is bright and breezy. "The 
Ku Klux Klan" is a scathing denunciation of that un-American, unman- 
ly and unmoral group of obscurantists. "A Grave in France" has 
merit; it is susceptible of improvement in rythmn and verse. 

THE PURPLE — This issue is little more than a laudatory chronicle 
of its graduates and athletes. What we may call the structure of the 
paper is fo a very high order. 

THE CREIGHTON CHRONICLE— This journal is always one of 
the most welcome visitors to our sanctum. It is always replete with 
interesting matter. The essay, "A Junior Discusses College Education," 
is worthy of perusal by many of those who have lost their bearings 
relative to this much debated question. 

THE VISITANDINE ECHO — Bedight in dappled blue, and her- 
alded by a chubby angel, fair of face and becomingly bobbed, the initial 
number of The Visitandine Echo came to our sanctum. 

A heart-felt welcome befitting this Cinderella of magazines greet- 
ed its advent, the more warm perhaps, because it hails from that classic 


fane embowered below "The Hill of Fountains." Greetings we give, 
soulful and sincere, to the debonair debutante. 

As a venture in the domain of college journalism, its first sallie 
is a decided success. Between its cerulean covers there is not a 
bromidic page, and the fears for its future, expressed by its editors, 
are futile. They are apprehensive lest it should sink on its initial voy- 
age. There is no danger, it is too buoyant for that. 

The Springhillian wishes it "bon voyage" and "many happy re- 

THE IGNATIAN, from Cleveland, O. The Ignation comes as a 
welcome visitor. Its columns are colorful and its paragraphs pithy, 
to indulge in a little of "Apt alliteration's artful aid." We commend 
C. J. K.'s little article on "Daily Communion", so much that we will pay 
him the homage of reproducing it, and incidently, we congratulate 
Notre Dame on its splendid record. 

Daily Communions 

Notre Dame University has a striking record in the matter of the 
number of its daily communicants. We think its percentage ranks high- 
est in the country. Daily communion carries along with it some hard- 
ships but there is nothing that pays so well in the end. 

Too many students overlook the value of this help in their studies 
and in their daily existence. They have all the opportunities to receive 
their Lord in the course of their college and high school careers and it 
stands to reason that if the habit is not cultivated during that period of 
time, there is small chance of it being cultivated when they have left 
their school and its kindly influence behind them and are engaged in 
the task of wresting a livelihood from the world. — C. J. K. 


The football season of 1921 is now a memory and nothing more, 
but the retrospect is not a lamentable one. All things considered, if 
perfect satisfaction is not ours to command, contentment is our portion. 
The college emerged from the season's struggle on a fifty, fifty basis. 
The High School, however, is laurelled with victories. The state cham- 
pionship both for colleges and high schools are our proud possession. 
Our accounts of the college games in this issue are somewhat meager. 
The regrettable illness of our athletic editor is mainly responsible for 
this. To his credit be it said that he deputized his duties but the deputy 
must be suffering from digital paralysis as no copy reached our office. 

In this connection we wish to record our appreciation of our High 
School Atheltic Editor for the industry he displayed in reporting the 
activities of his department. Si sic omnes! 


College Games 

State College Championship Secured to Spring Hill By Victory. 

This game was one of the best exhibitions of a football contest ever witnessed 
in this section. Grim determination, true sportsmanship and spectacular strategy 
were its characteristics. So evenly were the teams matched that up to almost the 
end it promised to be a scoreless game. The phenomenal playing of O'Shee in the 
last quarter secured the victory for the purple and white. His work, combined with 
the telling work of Winling and Davis, caused the visitors from Howard to go home 
with long faces, while the Spring Hillian history of victories was repeated at Monroe 
Park when they met the Birmingham delegation in the annual clash. And to the 
victory practically went the undisputed claim of the state college championship, the 
win coming by the lonesome touchdown made in the last half of the last quarter of 

With only two minutes to play, the visitors rallied from the wound and started off 
down the field determined to give, as well as take, a crossing, and by the time the 
Hillians recovered from the surprise, Howard had nearly crossed the length of the 
field, going from the shadow of one goal line to that of the other. There the rally 
died and the ball went over, after reaching within four yards of the locals' goal. The 
comeback was staged by six successive forward passes, all made by Ford, and to three 
men, each one catching the pass and then coming back for a second. The receivers 
were Shores for the first two, Clarke for the second, and Lackey for the third. 

Throughout the game the Hillians were favored in aggressive work, but for 
the first three quarters only one time were they within scoring distance. That time 
a drop kick was attempted, but went wide, and thereafter the ball was played in the 
middle of the field, or only slightly in favor of the Hill side. A see-saw game was 
started off when the Howard team received and a few attempts at line plunging and 
an occasional forward pass or end run kept the two teams on mettle. Otherwise 
keeping their own line out of danger seemed to be the ideal. The second quarter 
was a repetition of the first, and the third followed in like manner. 

Good headwork and team playing featured the first three quarters, though occa- 
sionally an individual sarred for gains through the line or broken field runs. But in 
the last quarter the teams lost track of their own goals and started out for their 
opponents. It was in this quarter that swift, hard-fought football was given the 1,500 

The quarter started off as usual, but after getting warmed up the teams and in- 
dividuals put out everything they had. With the ball in the middle of the field, 
Spring Hill started down the line, and by a series of bucks brought it to the Howard 
20-yard line. There Davis fumbled, but a freak of luck was ruler of the day, and 
the referee ruled both teams off side, and the ball was given back to the Hill and the 
down not counted. The ball had been carried to that position by O'Shee's work, who 
plunged through center, time after time, for regular gains. He carried it again to the 
15-yard line, and then carried it to the ten. Winling went through and was halted 
at the four-yard line, and in the next play Winling made a pass to Davis, who was 
standing on the goal line. It was a regular catch by the quarter, and one that could 
have been handled only once probably in a game. But that once happened to be at 
the right time, and was all that was needed. Brown kicked gol, making the score 
7 to 0. 

The Hillian offensive was slightly better than the visitors, the local boys making 
14 first downs, more than doubling that of the visitors. However, the drive to put it 
over was never forthcoming, and the ball was hurtled back to the safety center by the 

O'Shee was the master of the gaining machine of the locals, and he was ably 
seconded by Davis and Winling. Both of these men played stellar ball in anybody's 
game. Brinskelle at full followed closely in behind, and his work at full was all that 
could be desired. Other members of the team also showed up well frequently, though 
not consistently. 


Ford, Howard quarter, was easily the visitors' star, and he figured in most of 
the gains for Howard. Shores, right end, and Lackey followed closely, while Gaylor, 
full, was always there in the play. 

The game was remarkably free from roughness and dirty playing, neither side 
being penalized at any time other than for offside. It was seldom that a squabb.e 
would roughen the smooth waters for either team, and that only temporarily. The 
game was a treat to the fans, and was one of the be^t played in the history of 
the Spring Hill College on their home grounds. 

Spring Hill. Position. Howard. 

Browne Left End Shelton 

Ching Left Tackle Alford 

Lappington Left Guard Stulbs 

LeSassier Center Brindley 

Steckler Right Guard Brown 

Keuper Right Tackle Garret 

Walet Right End Shores 

Gilbert Quarterback Ford 

Winling (Captain) Left Halfback Lackey 

Davis Right Halfback Cooper (Captain) 

Brinskelle Fullback Gaylord 

Substitutes — Spring Hill: Moulton for Gilbert; Gilbert for Walet; Coyle for 
Keuper; Bogue for Moulton; Oden for Bogue; Walet for O'Shee; Mulherin for Walet; 
O'Shee for Oden ; Walsh for Steckler. For Howard — Lambert for Garret. 

Officials — Referee, Dr. Stroud (L. S. U.) ; umpire, Hairston (Auburn); head 
linesman, Maxon (Cornell); timekeepers, Conners (Holy Cross), Verhman (Cornell). 


"Hale, hale, the gang's all here," and take it from us, he was here and going- 
strong. The individual player who was by far the star of the game was Goat Hale. 
And Keith and White were following Hale's example too perfectly for the comfort 
of Spring Hill. 

Within eight minutes of play, when Mississippi made her first touchdown it was 
easy to see that for Spring Hill to win, something would have to be done to stop 
the Choctaws' backfield. The line could not hold more than one or two bucks before 
it would give and another first down chalked up. 

After returning Moulton's 50-yard kick off 15 yards, Hale punted out of danger. 
A good punt which upon striking the ground continued to roll toward our goal, was 
not stopped until it reached the 20-yard line. An exchange of punts with Mississippi 
gaining finally ended when Davis fumbled on the 20-yard line. Hale, Keith and White 
bucked it up to the 6-yard line and then Hale took it over. White kicked the goal 
and the score was 7-0. 

Keith, kicking off for Mississippi, got off a bad one, but neither Winling nor 
Brinskelle could gain and Moulton punted. Here is where Hale really showed up 
as a broken field runner. Receiving the ball on his own forty-yard line and eleven 
Spring Hill men to hinder him, he dodged, side-stepped, ducked, criss-crossed and 
everything else down the field and did not stop until the ball was behind Spring- 
Hill's goal. The quarter ended without further scoring. 

Bogue and Lappington had come into the game and the old fighting spirit pre- 
vailed Mississippi looked good for another touchdown when Bogue intercepted a pass. 
Winling, Brinskelle and Davis brought the ball to the 15-yard line and Bogue took It 
over on a pass from Winling. 

From the kick off until Hale had brought the ball over again, the Choctaws 
made another triumphal march down the field. In the third quarter Hale repeated 
with a 30-yard run, bringing the score up to 28-7. This was the end of scoring for 
the game. Although both sides threatened the opponents' goal; the danger was soon 


High School Games 


Troubles in large numbers impeded the Purple Wave of Spring Hill High, at 
the outset of this year's football session, but now after all controversies have been 
cleared away, things have taken a decided change for the better. A lack of a coach 
was the initial worry of the Hillians, but after a hard search throughout the entire 
East, the services of Coach Conners was acquired. Coach Conners played on 
Holy Cross four years, and was captain in '19. With such an experienced and cap- 
able helmsman, the Spring Hill squad began its daily grind in the middle of Sep- 

With seven letter men back it appeared as though there would be no trouble in 
selecting efficient men to fill up the gaps, but out of the fifty or more candidates, 
only a mere handful were anyways experienced in the game. However, Coach Con- 
ners set about arranging some sort of line-up for his first game with Pensacola 

In their first game the Hillians soon showed that they lacked substitutes. The 
regulars were far above the standard for high school football, but the subs were 
somewhat green and so this trouble brought plenty of worry to the coach. However, 
the game with the Floridians turned out to be a 14 to 6 victory for the Hillians. 
Their next clash came with the Jackson Aggies, Having given plenty of time to 
the development of his subs, Conners tried out his complete outfit in this game 
and they truiy dist nguished themselves. The Aggies never stood a chance under 
the terrific offensive of the Purple and White players. The final score was 26 to 0. 

With two scalps under their belts the team set out for another, and this 
they copped from the University Military School of Mobile. Enough is said when 
the final score was S. H. H. 40,* U. M. S. 0. 

What was expected as the Hillians' first hard battle was their clash with Barton 
Academy. The dope was upset, however, as the Purple Wave washed out the Bar- 
tonians with a 28 to score. But what in reality did turn out to be a close shave 
for the Purple and White adherents was the game with the Bay Minette team. 
Statistics had it that the Spring Hill team should win by at least seven touchdowns. 
But the fact is, the absence of two linesmen coupled with a miserable slump on the 
part of the remainder of the team, weakened it more than the Spring Hill fans 
imagined; and so when the news came that the Purple and White had barely nosed 
out ahead in a 13 to 6 game, the supporters thought all previous exhibitions some- 
what fluky. 

But this game proved to be the turning point in the Hillians' career this year, 
for on the following Saturday the strong Gulf Coast Military Academy invaded 
the Hillians' camp and was utterly defeated. Overwhelmed by a series of long and 
spectacular forward passes mixed up with some terrific line bucks and well executed 
end runs, the Cadets from Mississippi were swept aside by the Purple tidal wave and 
swamped in the 35 to 7 score. 

The genuine football treat of the season came with our game against Laurel 
High of Mississippi. The Hillians displayed an even more effective offensive than 
did the mighty Crimson and White. The end of a perfect game found the Hillians 
on the best side of a 21 to 10 argument. The climax of the season occurred in our 
Turkey Day clash with Grove Hill High. The team journeyed to Grove Hill to meet 
the foe, and meet them they did. Statistics had it that we were to lose by at least 
four touchdowns, but they lied, for after four thrilling and scintillaing quarters of 
real football, the score stood 7-7. 

The reason for this good showing must be credited particularly to the wonder- 
ful coaching abilities of Coach Conners. He has constructed a machine which is 
the fear of many scholastic football teams in the Gulf Coast section. But much 
merit is due to the players, who under the leadership of Captain "Rabbit" Hebert, 
have given their best for the glory of the Purple and White banner. Hebert himself 
is one of the best fullbacks playing today on any Southern High School. His speed 


and drive are so combined as to make him a wonder both on bucking and end running. 
He can pass well and when called upon can do the kicking splendidly. 

The other backfield men are Ed McEvoy, Killeen and Druhan. McEvoy has 
provn himself a star in almost every game. His ability to skirt ends is marveloiis 
and his catching and throwing of forward passes is as perfect as can be. Killeen 
has shown a tremendous drive when bucking the line and has also proved himself an 
able quarter back when called upon in a pinch. Druhan at quarter is a steady man, 
level-headed and always on the alert for some defect in the opposing line. He runs 
the team smoothly and gets good results. 

H. McEvoy, McCure, Barraza and Courtney are the back field subs. McEvoy 
and McCure are good line plungers and give splendid interference. Barraza is a 
fine defensive backfield man, and up to the standard on the offensive, but some- 
what inexperienced. Courtney is a snappy little quarter back who drives his men 
hard and brings the bacon home. 

The line is very strong, with plenty of drive and lots of fight. Maury and 
Herpin comprise the ends. Maury is as good a defensive end as can be found any- 
where. He is under punts, tackles like a piie driver and works hard. Herpin is 
extra good on the offensive. He is good on catching passes and also on breaking up 
plays. Harty and Manigan tackles. This pair are hard to be equaled. Harty is fine 
on the offensive and always fighting on the defensive. His punting is excellent. 
His spirals are a source of worry to opposing safeties and with the terminals he has 
to go down under them, the Hillians have nothing to fear in a punting batt'e. Man- 
igan is the mainstay of the line. He is hardly ever driven out and he rarely ever 
fails to drive his man out. He makes it a point to solve the opponents' attack and is 
always on the job. 

The center of the line is well fortified. With two huskies like Cabrera and 
Becnel at guards and May at center, the opposing team will soon find out that it is 
useless to try to buck over the middle of the line. Cabrera is the plodding kind of 
a player, who is never flashy but always steady, and doing his job properly. Becnel 
is also of this class, as he is constantly in the thick of the game and always willing 
to keep going. May is the pivot man of the line. He plays a fine offensive center 
and is on the watch out when the other side has the ball. He plays a good floating 
center and is strong on breaking up short passes. The line subs are all capable 
men. Burgin, Watts, P. Mulherin, Hassinger and sometimes H. McEvoy and Court- 
ney, can certainly fill the shoes of any of the regulars. Burgin is a fighting fiend; 
he never gives up and usually breaks through his opponent. He plays either guard 
or tackle. Watts can play any position on the line, and at that play it well. P. 
Mulherin is a new addition to the squad. His playing at end is great, especially his 
tackling, which is somewhat akin to a mule's kick. Hassnger plays a pretty tackle 
and can do some high tall punting. The other two fellows, H. McEvoy and Courtney, 
are utility men on the line also. They are used at end, which position they cover 
very creditably. 


With such an able coach as Frankie Bogue handling the squad, the June Bugs 
followed suit with the High School and came through the season without a single de- 
feat. Although in their game with the College Freshmen they were defeated, still 
this game was with a team entirely out of their class, and the June Bugs did well in 
putting over a tally themselves. 

The team was much lighter than last year's and it was not until after the first 
game that several new and heavier men turned out, who were unable to make the 
High School team. With these helpful additions, Coach Bogue set about making a 
team, and we must admit that he certainly did put out some team. 

In every game the Juniors showed perefct teamwork. Some of the most in- 
triacte trick plays ever seen on Maxon Field were used by them. Their precision, 
speed and effectiveness were marvelous. 

The backfield was somewhat light. Captain Martin, Cowley, Quarles and Kowell 
certainly formed a great backfield. Later. Kelleher was changed from the line to the 
backfield and he played even a more brilliant game. Unruh and Gilbert w T ere often 
sent in to relieve the regulars and on every occasion they played a wonderful game. 
The line had plenty of stars also. White, at center, and Maury and Spengler at 



ends showed up splendidly. Carrigan, Kelly and Pat Thompson were the men who 
bore a great part of the opponents' charges. Rankin, Winters, B. Walsh, Herron 
and Ford gave their best when called on, and they were mminent factors in the 
team's success. 

The schedule was a hard one. Every team the June Bugs opposed was much 
heavier than they, but nevertheless they outshone and outplayed them in every 
respect of the word. Several games that were scheduled did not occur, as the opposi- 
tion failed to show up. Barton and Wright's scrubs never accepted the Juniors' 

The team's record: 

June Bugs 6 

June Bugs 30 

June Bugs 6 

June Bugs 13 

For City Championship: 

June Bugs 21 

Mobile All Stars 2 

McGill Scrubs 

High School Scrubs.... 

Fairhope High 

McGill High 




The Rev. Nicholas Davis, S. J., treasurer of the Southern Jesuit Province and 
of the College of the Immaculate Conception, Baronne street, died Saturday at 
6 p. m., at Hotel Dieu as a result of a stroke of paralysis he suffered November 19. 
He was nearly 72 years old, having been born in Ireland January 27, 1850. 

Father Davis entered the Jesuit order in France in 1870, and the celebration 
of his golden jubilee in 1920 was the occasion of a great gathering of his fellow 
clergy and friends. He came to America a few years after entering the order and 
devoted the balance of his career to the work of the order in the Southern province. 
He was ordained a priest in 1885. 

He taught for many years at Immaculate Conception College. His capacity 
for executive duties early marked him for leading positions in the order in his 
province and he was for the past twenty years occupied in such work. He was vice- 
president of Immaculate Conception College six years and was secretary of Spring- 
Hill a number of years. 

Father Davis' body lay in state in the Jesuit parlors Sunday. It was removed to 
the church adjacent at 8:30 p. m., and Monday at 7 a. m. funeral services were 
conducted. Interment was made in the Jesuit Cemetery, Spring Hill. 

The Springhillian extends to the Rev. Father Davis, P. P., his only surviving 
brother, a nd to the Jesuit community of the Immaculate Conception College at New 
Orleans its heartfelt condolence in their loss. — R. I. P. 


On December 3, as the city churches were ringing the sweet vesper bells, died 
peacefully at Hotel Dieu the Rev. Father Thomas Slevin of the Society of Jesus. 
Though his life, like his peaceful passing away, was humble and unobtrusive, Father 
Slevin was a saintly and a most remarkable man. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, 
on the 25th of April in the year 1858. He received his early training in his native 
city. Filled with the missionary spirit so natural to Irish youth, young Slevin 
longed to go forth to spread the kingdom of Christ in foreign countries. He applied 
to enter the Society of Jesus and became attached to the Province of Lyons in 1877. 
His superiors, aware of his bent for foreign missions, sent him to New Orleans. The 
house of training for the young Jesuits of the New Orleans province was then at 
Grand Coteau, La., and thither the young candidate directed his steps. After three 
years residence at Grand Coteau, Father Slevin went to St. Louis, Mo., for further 
study and then began his career as a teacher in the different colleges of the New 
Orleans province, where he endeared himse'f to hundreds of Southern boys who hold 
his name in loving remembrance. 

After the completion of his philosophical and theological studies which were 
made in Spain and France, he was ordained priest on the Island of Jersey among 
the exiled French Jesuits who had journeyed thither to find liberty and shelter which 
their country refused them. His third year of probation, during which the Jesuit 
receives the finishing touch of his long trianing, was made in the Jesuit Novitiate at 
Montreal, Canada. 

Father Slevin had now reached the height of his usefulness. Eloquent, learned, 
versed in a half dozen languages, saintly in soul and strong in body, he seemed to 
be singularly fitted for missionary work, and to this his superiors applied him. 
For more than fifteen years he wandered over the Southern states from Tennessee 
to Mexico, doing God's work with the same zeal in the little country churches and 
city cathedrals, among the poor and the rich, the learned and unlettered. 

When the war broke out Father Slevin offered himself as a Knight of Columbus 
chaplain, for which his cheerful disposition, his brilliant qualities, h's knowledge of 
music and languages and his splendid constitution eminently f.tted him. He was 
successively sent to Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Panama, North Carolina, 
and finally to the great Soldiers' Hospital in New York. It was at this latter place 


that his strong constitution broke down under the weight of work, and he returned 
to his community a worn out man. The task is done, this good, pious and learned 
soldier of Christ peacefully retires and gives up his life for God and country. Peace 
to his noble soul. 


"God takes the good too good to stay, 
And leaves but those not fit to take away." 

This couplet fittingly describes our sentiments when we heard the news of 
"Joe's" death. 

That it came as a shock to us goes without saying, for it is always hard to couple 
young and vigorous manhood with lifeless clay. To the unthinking his death may 
seem untimely, but death is never unseasonable to him who is fit to die, and this 
was his condition as a little extract from the last letter he wrote home will amply 
prove. Speaking of his change of residence and describing his new domicile, he says: 
"I stay in the house or library most of the day and study. I can also go to Mass 
every morning as the church is within half a block of my room." What a noble life 
is revealed in these simple words! What a lesson for present and future alumni! 
Labor and prayer were the wings that wafted his righteous soul to the throne of God. 

The touching tribute of his pastor is the most eloquent eulogy that could be 
written of him. He says: "I have known Joseph from his childhood and have fol- 
lowed his life with interest during all the years of his studies. Many times 1 have 
thought to myself that the dear old boy would find many and bitter disappointments 
in his chosen career, and now he is spared all this. God knows best, His will be done." 

The heart-felt sympathy of the faculty, as well as that of The Springhillian, is 
extended to his sorrowing family. May his saintly soul rest in peace! 


Whereas, it has pleased God to call from this life the mother of our classmate, 
Clifon Weatherby; and, 

Whereas, we desire to tender to him and his sorrow-stricken family some earnest 
of our sympathy. 

We, the class of Second High, Spring Hill College, have determined to offer 
our condolences in an efficacious way; 

Wherefore be it resolved: That the class officers visit the home of the deceased 
to express their condolences and present a bouquet of flowers in the name of the 

Be it further resolved: That a copy of this resolution be printed in The 

T. J. ROWELL, President, 
R. J. SUPPLE, Vice-President, 
W. B. MULHERIN, Secretary. 

Stye gvprtttgljtlltan 


APRIL, 1922. 

No. 3. 


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Arise, my soul, and shake off death, 
Shake off the clay and earth, 

'Tis time to sing in joyous breath 
And play on lyres of mirth! 

See, angels gather o'er the tomb, 
And Light has crown the strife; 

How canst thou give thy sorrow room, 
■When Death has turned to Life! 
—A. C. M. 


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The definition of the biological term "cell" is of prime importance 
because the word by itself has a misleading character. The cell, as de- 
fined by Sedgewick and Wilson, is "A small masso f living matter, either 
living apart or forming one of the ultimate units of an organism." The 
only word that needs anye xplanation in the definition is "Organism." 
It is defined as "the individual mass in which living things occur, pos- 
sessing a peculiar and characteristic structure and chemical composi- 

As the cell is ordinarily invisible to the naked eye it was not dis- 
covered until some years after the compound microscope had come 
into use. In the year 1665 an English Botanist, Robert Hooke, while 
examining a piece of cork, a vegetal tissue, under the microscope noticed 
that it was composed of "little boxes or cells distinct from one another." 
The announcement of this discovery started other scientists to observ- 
ing livingt issues witht he microscope. Similar cells in sections of 
wood and other vegetal tissues were discovered, and sot he word cell 
was adopted to designate them. 

It was, however, only after the invention of the achromatic objec- 
tive lens that the cellular structure was recognized as an "invariable 
and fundamental characteristic of living bodies." This discovery was 
embodied in the Cell Theory of Schleiden and Schwan, which brought 
forth proofs to show that "the higher animals and plants do not simply 
contain cells, but are wholly made up of them or their products." This 
theory laid the foundation for all subsequent biological study. It was 
some time, however, before the full fruits of the theory were available, 
or the cell was considered almost entirely from the morphological 
standpoint and not from its proper physiological basis. This confusion 
arose in great measure from the misleading character of the term 
"cell" itself. 

Up to this time the cell had been viewed as a cavity surrounded by 
a wall or membrane. Virchow and Max Schultze showed this to be 
erroneous by the discovery of cells that had no membrane whatsoever. 
They accordingly defined the cell anew as "A mass of protoplasm sur- 
rounding a nucleus." The word is used in this sense today, though the 
term cell is still retained. 

Living things looked at from the viewpoint of the cell are either 
unicellular or multicellular. In our present study of the cell we will 
take a typical example, namely, the egg of the star-fish. 

The typical cell is a minute, nearly spherical body, composed of 
three parts: 1, the cell-body, which forms the bulk of the cell; 2, the 
nucleus, a rounded vescicular body suspended in the cell-body; and 
3, the membrane or cell-wall which immediately surrounds the cell- 

The nucleus and cell-body are mainly composed of protoplasm, 
while the membrane is lifeless matter lying on the exterior. The pro- 


toplasm of the nucleus differs from that of the cell-body, hence the 
protoplasm of the cell is divided into nucleoplasm and cytoplasm. "The 
latter appears as a clear, semi-fluid or viscid substance, containing 
numerous minute granules." If we examine it under a high power 
microscope, after treating it with suitable reagents, we find that it has 
a definite structure but the nature of this structure is still in dispute. 
Three theories have been advanced. Some say that the cytoplasm is 
like a sponge ; others, that it is like foam with its bubbles filled with 
liquid; still others, that it is like numerous threads running pell-mell 
through a liquid basis. 

The special properties of the nucleoplasm are its high refractive 
powers and its intense color when treated with staining fluids. It is 
composed of a very thin membrane which surrounds a clear substance, 
called achromatin because it does not stain so deeply, through which 
runs an irregular network of fibres, called chromatin, from its greater 
susceptibility to staining. Sometimes the nucleus has another smaller 
vescicular body suspended in it called the nuecleolus. The latter stains 
even more deeply than the nucleus. 

The membrane or cell-wall is important only as a means of protec- 
tion for the living matter which it contains. Though non-living and, 
therefore, not strictly a part of the cell, it may be considered as such 
since it is secreted by the cell itself. It is mostly absent from young 
cells of all kinds and from animal cells. Its presence in plant tissue 
is due to the necessity of support which this tissue calls for. As this 
cell grows older, the wall increases in thickness until it forms the greater 
part of the tissue and is called wood. 

So much for the description of the cell in a quiescent state. Since, 
hoewver, the cell must be looked at from a physiological rather than a 
morphomogical standpoint, we must consider it as a component of the 
living being. Every living being is formed from a single cell by a 
process known as cleavage or segmentation. Without going into the 
deeper question of how this segmentation starts and the mechanics of 
the division, we will consider only the bare outlines of cleavage. The 
cell first divides into similar halves, these in turn divide, making four, 
and so on, giving rise to 8, 16, 32, 64, etc., descendants which go to 
form the body of the future animal or plant. After the 64 cell stage 
a process of "differentiation" sets in, by which the cells, up to this 
time very similar now begin to assume different shapes and sizes to fit 
them for the functions that they are to perform in the life of the being 
which they constitute. When this is accomplished the mass is called an 
embryo. From that time the being begins to have the likeness of its 
parent and functions more or less independently of the latter. The 
cell process is obscured by the working of the body as a whole, but 
fundamentally this is reduced to the hidden workings of the individual 


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If he voice not the soul's aspirations, 

If he fail, a heart balm, to bestow, 
If his psalmody be not the singing 

That causes our feelings to glow, 
If he limn not a picture to thrill us, 

Or bring us a message of hope, 
That tells of a region celestial 

And unfolds, of existence, the scope 
Though his numbers be ever so perfect, 

And his diction as choice as can be, 
He may rank as a maker of verses, 

But, in nowise, a poet is he. 


Just as you are pleased at finding faults, you are displeased at 
finding perfections." — Lavater. 

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"Grecian history is a poem, Latin history a picture, modern history 
a chronicle." — Chateaubriand. 

"The way to be nothing is to do nothing." — Howe. 

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"A sneer is the weapon of the weak. Like other weapons of the 

devil, it is always cunningly ready to our hand, and there is more 

poison in the handle than in the point." — J. R. Lowell. 

* * * * * * 


(BIj? (Uransrntfotttal Attributes nf Snug 

Time and time again the uselessness of some insignificant thing 
has been discussed, its apparent worthlessness being condemned, and 
the thing itself merely tolerated because it is a thing — a being. The 
majority accept it because it has been created, and in reasoning from 
a religious standpoint, they conclude that it would not have been 
created had not the Almighty a purpose in creating it. Now in phil- 
osophical parlance a thing, a being may be anything; a thought, a 
word, an action or a living creature. It may be even something which 
we believe has been inflicted upon us in the shape of a pest; some- 
thing the existence of which we cannot understand. But the Philoso- 
pher, the Thinker is not satisfied with a shallow conclusion. That be- 
ing must be of some good to some one or some thing, is the way he 
reasons, and he determines by close mental analysis to fathom the 
depths of thought, until his mind grasps the treasure of the final solu- 
tion. This result is not the work of a moment's reflection, but the 
achievement of many long hours of thought. 

Carefully piecing together observation and reason, the philosopher 
finds that what are called the Transcendental Attributes of Being 
are his fundamental formula. Every being is One, is True, and is 

A being may be One in simplicity or in composition. If it has its 
unity in simplicity, then it is not only undivided in itself, but it is also 
indivisible. If its unity is in composition, it cannot be that one particu- 
lar being until all of its component parts are assembled and united into 
one. It is, it must be one in itself, for it is impossible for it to be other- 
wise. But, you will argue, if every being is one in itself, can not I 
have the same make of watch as you have, identical in every detail? 
Therefore I cannot understand why your watch, a being, is one. Here 
is the solution of your difficulty. We both possess watches of the 
same make, identical in every detail, but do you possess my watch? 
No; you have your own, an exact copy of mine, but another being. 
Strictly speaking, my watch can never be duplicated. 

The Truth of a being is our next concern. Why is every being 
true? Because the ontological truth of a being consists in its conformity 
to some intellect. Perhaps you know nothing of this being we are dis- 
cussing, therefore you have no idea of its essence in your mind. The 
Almighty knows all beings and they correspond to His knowledge of 
them; and they are at least capable of becoming known also to finite 
minds. So we see that all beings are true, primarily in regard to the 
divine mind, and secondarily in regard to the human mind. An evil, 
a falsehood, death, darknes, are they true? They are nothing, merely 
negations of good, of truth, of life, of light, and cannot have the prop- 
erties and attributes of things? 

Lastly we come to the Goodness of things. When a being possesses 
the entity of prefection which makes it what it is, it is good in itself 
and good absolutely. No matter what a being is, it has its perfection 
of entity, for "a beautiful flower is perfected by all that makes it what 


is." Again, a being is also relatively good because its entity is or may 
be appetible as a prefective of some other being. To be good absolute- 
ly, a being must be good for itself, and every being is good for itself, 
as constituting itself as it is, distinguished from mere nothing. More- 
over, it is appetible of desirable to some other Being, for every being 
is appetible and desirable at least to God, who made it and preserves it; 
hence it is relatively good. Evil, falsehood, death and darkness being 
merely negations of their opposites ,are non-entities or mere nothings, 
and cannot be classed among things and beings. 

Thus the problem of the three attributes of all beings is solved. The 
Transcendental Attributes of Being show its usefulness, and prove that 
every being is One, True and Good. 



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Saturday, July 16th. — We "sudjied" all morning port side midships. The dim 
outlines of the cliffs could be seen through the haze as we steamed up the English 
channel. Ships of all sorts plied back and forth across the channel. Tiny trawlers 
bucked the dashing waves of the channel. There are more boats to be seen in one 
minute in the channel than can be seen in Mobile in a week. As soon as the sun 
chased away the haze, the white chalk cliffs on the English side stood out in bold 
relief. Well-cultivated farms and hard-surfaced roads could be distinguished. This 
afternoon was profitably employed in putting up the blocks, wires, tackles, etc., and 
raising the booms into their places. All the rigging necessary for unloading was 
put in order. I was given the job of picking up and sacking the wooden wedges 
from the hatches where "Chips" (the carpenter) had thrown them. We dragged 
out the anchor or dock lines, and the stayropes and rat guards. 

Sunday, July 17th. — Dover at daybreak, take on a pilot for Rotterdam. About 
a mile from shore. Can see wharf and streets. Fog horns on all sides sound like 
so many bulls roaring. Too much haze to see French cast. We resume voyage and 
enter the North Sea, passing many ships, mostly Norwegian or Dutch. Here a sort 
of rainbow-colored jelly fish is seen floating on the surface. Did not pass near 
enough to coast of Belgium to see it. 

Sighted land at five 'clock P. M. in front of us and we neared the mouth of the 
river, long black well-kept jetties jutting seaward appeared. For miles out a 
straight unbroken line — "the tide line" — separated the sea from the river water. 
Encircling the Dutch coast was a high sandy grass splotched levee or dyke with 
spacious baches in places where the water did not touch the levee. Instead of one 
single levee we found three series, one about a mile behind the other. Not a hill 
was in evidence. The river seemed at first too narrow for our ship, but the old 
Dutch pilot knew his business and we made good time upstream. On either side of 
us stretching inland a systematic network of canals with grassy grazing lands and 
patches completely utilized for vegetables of light crops met our view. The little 
Dutch houses were each an achievement in architecture. We were now steaming up 
through the country districts and the peculiarity of costume (the women adorned 
with large loose old-fashioned dresses, resplendent with a variety of glaring colors, 
especially red) attracted our attention. About every hundred and fifty yards along 
the bank rustic youths in couples, of course, enjoying a coveted Sunday afternoon, 
could be seen. If the constant testimony of our binoculars can be relied on they 
were quite proficient in the art of love making. Private steps down the river bank 
in many places had the universal warning, "Standplaats Verboten," meaning "anchor- 
age forbidden." Verboten is the universal word in Holland; they stick it up every- 
where. We passed many shipyards, in some of which monster ships were in con- 
struction. A bend in the river disclosed a place where a number of old German 
battleships were being scrapped. Suddenly Scheidam loomed up before us and 
about ten little tugboats came out like so many ants and towed us into our slip in 
Lekehaven, a district of Rotterdam, where we anchored alongside a "Limy" (British 
steamship) with a load of coolies from India. These are the dirtiest people in the 
world and wear as few clothes as possible. Many of them had none. The "Limy" 
herself was covered with filth. Everybody made a rush for shore, anxious to give 
prohibition the laugh, but so few had money that all returned early, around one 
o'clock. Slim and Tony, the oilers, came on board, "stewed to the gills," the result 
of four German beers. 

We woke up this morning in a decidedly foreign environment. It was visible in 
the buildings and wharves and audible in the gruff voices of the Dutch longshore- 
men, brawny, six feet, blond-haired, blue-eyed, r-osy-cheeked giants who came to un- 
load our cargo. Breakfast lost its savor owing to the anticipations of the things to 
be seen, and the cnstant babel of voices from the Dutchmen wh infested the ship like 
a million ants. We put Chin-Chin (an able seaman) on guard in the foc'sle with 
an iron pipe and a revolver and a promise of help should he need it. When we* 
awoke we were surrounded by about thirty barges and house-boats ready for the 
task of unloading. Giant floating cranes and loading and unloading machines ap- 
peared like magic and a veritable microcosm suddenly settled about the ship. Gong- 


Gong, Earl and I are put to work painting the outside of the ship from a work- 
boat. At five o'clock we quit work and received our pay, i. e., we received as much 
of it as we wanted provided we did not want more than half. We were paid in 
Dutch money and our pocketbooks could hardly hold it, the rate of exchange was 
so one-sided. After a diligent application with scrubbing brush, lye, kerosene, oil, 
soap, rags, water, etc., for an hour and a half, Earl and I managed to get some of 
the black paint from our persons. Attiring ourselves somewhat as civilized people, 
we marched down the gangplank, eager, anticipant, all eyes. As we were leaving 
we were halted consecutively by a dozen or more peddlers and others who had 
peculiar things to sell and florid advice to give. From these we obtained the direc- 
tion to the carline. Turning into a highway, for our immediate vicinity was scant 
of houses, we were much surprised in coming face to face with a public tennis court 
and a soccer foot-ball diamond. On the opposite side of this street was a fence which 
seemed to be for the purpose of keeping thieves from walking away with any of 
the railway cars on the inside. The engine and cars are about one-half the length of 
a third rate sawmill dummy. The tracks are correspondingly narrow and every rail- 
road has a different gauge so that a car cannot move from one railroad to another. 
Perhaps this condition of affairs is best; an American railway express might run 
out of Holland before it could be stopped. 

Continuing our walk we spied an approaching street car which we boarded. Dutch 
street cars have a car for first class passengers and one for second, depending on 
price paid for fare. The conductor will not take your fare until you are seated and 
then he gives you a ticket. The street cars, however, are all very modern. We sped 
along a beautiful avenue of well-kept trees. Residences and business houses were 
all alike, four stories, freshly painted, artistically decorated, trimmed with shining 
brass, flowers on every window sill, tiled and colored roofs, lace curtains in every 
window; the owner's name on the door. Large "wienies" and Holland's most prolific 
cheese decorated the show windows of the occasional shop. 

Upon arriving in the first wide street we got off. About twenty persons with 
the formula, "Speak English," we found a proprietor of a little tobacco shop with 
whom we could converse. After buying several packs of cigarettes from him he 
became effusively polite and gave us the history of the town, its points of interest, 
the best way to get about and invited us to come again. Parading down High street, 
the principal thoroughfare, we "took in" the town, the predominating feature of 
which were the "beer gardens," which consisted in an array of wicker chairs and 
tables aligned on the sidewalks. Every third house was a beer garden and waiters 
in full dress stood about like statues or bowed invitingly to prospective customers. 
We tried to decipher the menu and made a request for soft drinks. He was very 
sorry, but he did not have any in stock this evening. Would we care for ice cream? 
We assented. After an interval of thirty minutes he returned and very regretfully 
announced that they were out of ice cream, exhibiting his sorrow like a dyspeptic 
undertaker. Being in "Rome" we chose the first five items on the card and five 
beers were forthcoming. During the hour we spent there not a soul left. A thor- 
oughbred Dutchman will never take less than an hour and a half for his stein. A 
candy store adjoins every beer garden. The most complete array of candies one 
can imagine are on display. Fancy wine filled candies from gay Paris or tinselled 
chocolates from Germany were all the vogue. Of course we bought of everything. 
The dogcart is indeed an interesting sight, constructed like a peanut vendor's push- 
cart, pulled by two dogs. They are used in hauling milk. 

To cross a street in Rotterdam successfully requires the courage of a warrior, 
the agility of a monkey, the luck of an Alger hero, the wisdom of a Solomon and 
a few other things. There are no traffic rules since automobiles are not plentiful. 
However, the bicycles and motorcycles (which are all American made) run up into 
the millions. Each member of the family from grandma, grandpa, mamma, down 
to little Frit possesses a bicycle and can and does ride with much ability. On at- 
tempting to cross the street twenty pass without a sound on all sides perilously close 
to your toes. If you try to dodge one three more confront you. Suddenly a taxi 
comes honking down the street seesawing from side to side and the bicycles scurry 
out of the way like a brood of chickens at the appearance of a hawk. It is best to 
stand still, for no matter which direction you take, the chauffeur is sure to choose 
the same route. 

During the afternoon we attended a German picture show with real German 


actors. Most of the shows here have French and American actors. Wallace Reid 
and Charlie Chaplin are favorites. Every time something exciting the fancy is 
flashed on the screen the whole audience applauds with much ardor. About every 
ten minutes they turn on the lights, have some classical music and serve refresh- 
ments. As soon as the operator gets the next reel fixed up they begin again. 

While we were in Holland daylight began at five and darkness at ten o'clock 
P. M. We returned to our ship to find it deserted, the crew were enjoying their usual 

Tuesday, July 19th. — Only twelve of our crew of fifty reported for duty this 
morning. Around a ship in a foreign port all sorts of parasites congregate. To 
several of these we gave an American dollar (a veritable fortune) to work in our 
stead for the day. We left the ship and looked up a Mr. "X", a city councillor for 
whom we had a letter of introduction. This gentleman had an office that would 
do credit to the best in Wall street. 

Class distinctions do not exist in modern Holland. Nevertheless there are three, 
and as we passed down the streets it was a surprise to encounter well-dressed, neat 
"modern" girls with the short dress and modern styles side by side with the wooden 
shoe, the long gingham dress and the old fashioned bonnet, reminiscent of "old 
Dutch cleaner." Among the men the contrast was not so striking, the bourgeois and 
the laboring men array themselves with every kind of suit from that of 1492-1821. 
The knee breeches of the clergy, the long frock coats, the loose flowing clothes of 
the ordinary Hollander, the dress suits of the waiters and up-to-date styles of the 
rich were in evidence at every turn. 

Obtaining our directions from some of the "cops," who wear a shining, ridged 
aluminum helmet and carry a formidable sword, we took the electric railway, third 
class to The Hague. We had to ride cheap to make our money last, but third class 
was as good as an American railway train. Holland certainly has a fine system of 
electric railways even if the steam railways are "punk." There were no fences along 
the road but the canals, made up for the loss. Windmills and Holsteins, and the 
tall spires of the frequent churches made us realize that we were truly in the Nether- 
lands. Soon we arrived at "The Hague," whse buildings, palaces and statues far 
surpassed the busy city of Rotterdam. We saw the "Peace Palace," the "Palace of 
Justice," the Arcade, several museums, an old castle ,the Rectangle, spacious homes 
of the nobility and the fine mansions of the very rich. In Europe a building is not 
considered old until it has stood about 500 years. One would have to arm himself 
with a history to fully appreciate what one meets at every turn. We strolled in 
and about the numerous curio shops. The expressions and prices of the proprietors 
clearly showed that they too were acquainted with the foreign password, "Yankees 
coming, prices up." Leather goods were there for the mere asking despite our iden- 
tity. We packed our arms full of souvenirs and postcards. 

At about 6 o'clock P. M. we took a car for the "beach" or Schavenhaven, the 
Atlantic City of Holland. Fine roads and large estates were all around us as we 
made our way. At the beach the first thing to greet us was a troop of Dutch cavalry 
in gay uniforms preceding a shining carriage with liveried attendants which we 
concluded to be the queen's. Fine palatial hotels without end stretched for miles 
along the beach. Marble and stone were everywhere except on the broad sandy 
beach where thousands and thousands of bathers lay basking in the sun, or reclining 
in the wicker beach chairs. We met many fellow Americans here, most of whom 
were millionaires. Not wishing to seem out of place we immdiately became college 
students touring Europe, but a more miserly crowd one never saw. The men's 
bathing suits were all of a kind and looked exactly like convict suits as the large 
red and white stripes were transverse. The women paraded about in fancy silk one- 
piece suits of every color and shade imaginable. We went in bathing but found the 
water too near the freezing point to suit our taste. We walked up and down the 
beach among thousands and thousands of candy booths and other kinds, replicas of 
the proverbial street fair. Here at the beach we saw members of the aristocracy 
and rich men from every country in the world, even Japanese and Chinese. Re- 
maining here until things grew dull we returned to The Hague, "rolled up the side- 
walks" and took the last train to Rottendain, proceeded to the ship, painted the 
wireless operator's cat and went to bed. 

(To Be Continued.) 


$npi> Import XI 

"For the peace of the world, I willingly lay down my life." Words 
of the dying pontiff, Benedict XV. 

Go lay the broken sheath to rest 

Amid the hills of Rome; 
The flash of her departed guest 

Will light the ocean foam. 

Go leave the little cell of clay 

In drapery dark unfurled; 
The Light that gave it noon-time ray 

Now blends with all the world. 

Let go the frame, t he gloss, the gilding, 

The way of war and blood; 
Yet stands the rock-brown'd mind, the building, 

Untouch'd by fire or flood. 

Pope Benedict! Thy earthly form, 

We give it back to earth; 
But not the soul, that through the storm 

Gave Peace a second birth. 

Behold, unsheathed the flash of thought, 

From tongue now mute forever, 
Will draw the peace-waves heaven-wrought 

On Time's harmonic river. 

That voice, as 'twere thy soul's great ocean 

Unbounded, found release 
Wherever streams of heart-emotion 

Ran to the rune of peace. 

O that the streams might backward go, 

Back to the mighty Sea, 
Back to the Roman fountain-flow — 

O Prince of Peace, to thee! 

A. C. M. 



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To the average American there is little connection between Cuba, 
of late, the land of forbidden beverages, and scientific research. But 
even to our scientists little is known of what has been going on there 
for more than half a century in an unostentatious observatory right in 
the downtown section of busy Havana. I met several Americans in 
Havana who had never heard of Belen, much less of its observatory. 
Yet their very presence there was clue, in great part, to the painstaking 
labors of a handful of Jesuits, who for sixty-four years have been col- 
lecting data and formulating the laws of the West Indian Hurricane, in 
order to make safe the passage of those treacherous seas. 

On Compostella street, a few blocks from the wonderful Prado, 
stands the "Colegio de Belen", from whose halls have gone forth most 
of what is best in the intellectual, social and commercial life of the me- 
tropolis of the Antilles. Perched on the top at either end of the impos- 
ing building are two towers, one round the other square, the latter 
bearing weather vanes and anomometere. If one is acquainted with 
such matters one will recognize the former as an astronomical and 
the latter as a meteorological observatory. But unless one takes the 
trouble to inquire, the valuable work done and being done there will 
hardly be appreciated. 

It was my privilege to be asosciated with the good Fathers last 
Summer and, although not a specialist in this line, I gleaned a few ideas 
about the history and achievements of the institution. 

The College was founded by Queen Elizabeth II of Spain in 1852. 
The builidng, up tot hat time, a barracks, was little suited for educa- 
tional purposes. But the Fathers of the Society of Jesus transformed it 
and made it the haven of higher scientific work, the like of which had 
not been known up to that time in Cuba, and has not been surpassed 

The observatory came in time to consist of the department of 
astronomy, magnetism, seismology and meteorology, but on account of 
the lack of men and means only the last named has achieved a suc- 
cess, entitling it to be ranked among the foremost in the world. 

The meteorological observatory dates back to 1857, when Fr. 
Anthony Cabre, S. J., set up a few instruments to assist him in his 
teaching. He was unable to give it the time and attention it merited, 
but readings were regularly taken which proved valuable to his suc- 

In 1870 Fr. Benedict Vines, S. J., of immortal fame, came to take 
charge. Fr. Vines has been described as "a man of exceptional talent 
and wide knowledge of exact science." His work justified the encomium. 
For twenty-three years he directed the Observatory of Belen. Under 
him it rached the summit of its glory. He did the pioneering and laid 
down the principles which made the following years comparatively 

The first thing to which Fr. Vines applied himself was the digest- 


ing of the data collected with the view of working out the laws of storms 
for Cuba. The result of this complication was summed up in 1872 in 
his "Marcha Regular o periodica del Barometro en La Habana desde 
1858 a 1871 inclusive." 

Fr. Vines did not content himself with the data already gathered, 
but set himself to improving his means for obtaining more. With this 
end in view he installed, in the year 1873, the celebrated "Meteoro- 
graph" of Fr. Secchi, the instrument that was called the "Pearl of the 
Paris Exhibition" (1867) and which is still working with wonderful 

In 1877 Fr. Vines published his greatest work towards the solution 
of the problems concerning West Indian Hurricanes. It is called, 
"Apuntos Relativos a los Huracanes de las Antillas", and was translated 
by the U. S. Signal Office under the title of "Practical Hints in Regard 
to West Indian Hurricanes." It was also translated into German (two 
editions) and French and was highly praised by Mr. R. H. Scott, F. R. 
S., before the Royal Meteorological Society in London. The "Apuntos" 
was the result not only of careful study of the data of twenty years, but 
also of personal observations of the preludes to and the effects of hur- 
ricanes in all parts of Cuba. To this end Fr. Vines made frequent jour- 
neys throughout the island and was empowered by the Spanish Gov- 
ernment to make use of all lines of communication and all means of 
obtaining information at the disposal of the government and municipal 
authorities. In the "Apuntos" Fr. Vines laid down his famous "Six 
Laws" of storms, which have substantially given all the observations 
and work done on West Indian Hurricanes since that time. Regarding 
them, the "Pilot Chart" for May, 1889, says: "These important laws 
established by the studies and long experience of Fr. Vines of Havana 
should be well understood by every navigator and used in directing his 
course so as to avoid the hurricane." 

In 1882 Fr. Vines went to Europe, visiting Spain, France, Belgium 
and England, to study the best observatories and buy instruments. He 
spent the longest time in England, where, in the Stonyhurst College Ob- 
servatory, he worked with the celebrated Fr. Perry, so highly thought 
of by the British Government as to be sent in charge of several scien- 
tific expeditions, on the last of which, to Guiana, he lost his life. 

Fr. Vines continued his good work of observation, the results of 
which he published at regular intervals, so that when, in 1893, the 
directors of the Columbian Exhibition wanted an authoritative treatise 
on West Indian Hurricanes they appealed to Fr. Vines, who wrote for 
them his "Investigaciones Relativas a La Circulacion y Traslacion 
Ciclonica. The work was finished only three days before his death 
and was not published until 1895. It was given the prize at the Exhibi- 
tion. Besides this he also wrote for and received premiums from the 
international exhibitions of Philadelphia (1876), Paris (1878) and 
Barcelona (1888). 

But Fr. Vines was not a mere theorist. He invented two practical 
instruments: the Cyclonoscope and the Cyclonefoscope, based on his 
"Laws" for the automatic determination of the existence and time of 


arrival of a hurricane at a great distance. They also won prizes at the 
Chicago Exhibition. 

It may be said that Fr. Vines gave his life to science, working, as 
he did, until the pen dropped from his hands, and science did not be- 
grudge him her honors. The scientific societies lamented his death and 
showered their tributes of praise upon his memory. The mariner, too, 
as he sails the dangerous seas of the Antilles, remembers with grateful 
heart the learned Jesuit who placed within his hands the instruments 
of protection from the scourge of the tropics. 

The work, however, is often greater than the man. And so it was 
with the work of the Observatory of Belen. On the death of Fr. Vines, 
in 1893, his place was ably filled by Fr. Lawrence Gangoite, S. J., the 
present Director of the Observatory. Under his administration the 
present observatory was constructed, the Spanish Government giving 
$10,000 towards the improvements. Then came the Spanish-American 
War, with the subsequent intervention. At first the Americans pro- 
posed to take over the observatory bodily, and when refused, stopped 
the privileges it had until then enjoyed of free use of the telephone 
and telegraph service. This was a serious blow to its effectiveness 
and was felt by none more than by the Skippers who were dependent 
on the Observatory's reports for information about weather conditions. 
A protest was made to the American officials, who themselves had 
been made to feel the good offices of the Observatory, for on April 15, 
1898 (9), General Ludlow, through his aide-de-camp, wrote as fol- 
lows: "The labors of the College Observatory are of immense value 
at this time in connection with the work of sanitation as well as science 
generally. So the order was revoked by the following communication: 

"Oct. 5, (1899). 
"Sr. L. Gangoiti, S. J., Director, 
College of Belen, 
Havana, Cuba. 

By direction of the Military Governor, I thank you very much for 
the statistics furnished this day, which have been forwarded to the 
Secretary of War for the United States. The Military Governor directs 
me to say that weather report statistics will hereafter be sent over the 
military telegraph lines free of charge. With sentiments of respect, 
I remain 

Your obedient servant, 

J. V. V. Richards, Adj. Gen." 

From that time there was no more trouble; in fact, the Americans 
were more and more pleased every day with the aid rendered them by 
the Observatory, so much so that the Chief of the U. S. Weather Bureau 
wrot to Fr. Gangoiti in the following terms: "I hold you and the ob- 
servatory directed by you in very high esteem. I would take great 
pleasure in recommending to the Secretary of Agriculture of the 
United States that it should be made our official observatory in Cuba." 
But the American occupation did not last long enough for that. On 
leaving the island, however, the American officials recommended the 
Observatory to the Cuban Government as its official organ, but the 


latter to its own detriment never made use of the advice and the Ob- 
servatory was cut off from much needed financial assistance formerly 
rendered it by the Spanish Government. 

Still the Jesuits did not let this impede their work. In 1901 an 
Assistant Director was added in the person of Fr. Simon Sarasola, S. J., 
now commissioned by the Government of Columbia to erect an ob- 
servatory in that country and is at present in Europe buying instruments 
for the foundation. His place was later taken by Fr. Mariano Gutier- 
rez-Lanza, who had just returned from a two-year stay in the United 
States, where he had been studying English and inspecting the best 
observatories in this country. He spent a great deal of time in the 
Weather Bureau at Washington. He is now Director of the Observa- 
tory of the College of Montserrat, Cienfuegos, Cuba. After him came 
Fr. Anthony Galan, S. J., who had been four years in the United States 
and had addressed the Pan-American Scientific Congress in Washing- 
ton and later spent some time under the celebrated Fr. Algue in the 

So the work went on and in time the Cuban Government gave 
the Belen Observatory the same privileges of communication as the 
National Observatory and much good has resulted from it. At present 
the personnel of the Observatory consists of a Director, an Assistant 
Director and five assistants for taking the readings and keeping the 
records. Besides the old instruments, notably Fr. Secchi's "Meteoro- 
graph," and Fr. Vines' apparatus, all the latest types of barometers, 
barographs, anemometers, pluviometers, etc., are to be found in the 
Observatory and the "Baroclyclonometer" of Fr. Algue, S. J., finds 
a prominent place. The readings of all these instruments are taken 
every two hours and carefully registered. Every morning telegrams 
from all the government stations in Cuba and cables from Washington 
and all the Gulf and Carribean stations are received and compared 
with the Observatory's readings in the careful watch for approaching 
hurricanes and all those stations are notified of the findings. In con- 
nection with the Observatory is a large library of carefully catalogued 
books, in all languages, dealing with meteorology and here, too, are 
kept the medals and diplomas received by Fr. Vines from many ex- 
hibitions. And, most important of all, those precious records, cover- 
ing sixty-four years of observation, the most complete of any observa- 
tory in the tropics. 

In conclusion we should say that a visit to this famous old observa- 
tory would repay the meteorologist working on tropical disturbances 
and one may be sure of a hearty welcome from the Directors. Within 
a short time a magnificent new college is to be erected int he suburbs 
of Havana and the plans include greatly enlarged and improved housing 
facilities for the new and greater Observatorv of Belen. 

P. H. Y. 




The debate between the Juniors and Sophomores on the question 
of the Political Solidarity of the S r uth was awarded to the second 
year men. Many of th° hearers claimed that the negative refuted none 
of the arguments of the Scphomcre class. The amount of eloquence 
used by the Juniors was in no way offensive. The affirmative, it must 
be admitted, placed before the house some very good arguments. 
They failed to refute many of the important points brought out by the 

Cirlot was the mainstay of the affirmative. He was well sup- 
ported by Mottet. The other defendant, Van Antwerp, with time will 
make a good debater. 

The negative used facts, eloquence and common sense worthy of 
note. Mulherin was not disconcerted by Van Antwerp's remarks upon 
the sold state of the negative's brains. Crocy, who opened the debate, 
should be complimented upon his delivery as well as the points he 
used to show that there could be no "Political Solidarity in the South." 

The Seniors were the judges and gave the decision to the Sopho- 
mores, but many hoped for the decision to go to the Juniors, the 
Juniors especially. 

"Not in the clamor of the crowded streets, 
Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, 
But in ourselves, are triumph and defeat." 

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Earnestness is the devotion of all the faculties. It is the cause of 
patience; gives endurance; sustains hope; makes light of difficulties 
and lessens the sense of weariness in overcoming them." — Bovee. 


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The debate held at Spring Hill between the Canisius High School 
team of Buffalo, N. Y., and Spring Hill High was a great success. 
The honors of the debate as well as the decision of the judges went to 
the visitors, but there was glory enough in the affair for both sides. 
It was the twelfth time since leaving their northern home that the 
Canisius boys had spoken on the subject of the debate, Resolved, 
That Political Solidarity of the South Is Still Justified." Naturally this 
experience before the public had a great deal to do with their triumph. 

Mayor Crawford made the opening address of the evening and 
was at his best. Although he protested his inexperience in acting as 
chairman of debates, he nevertheless presided in a manner worthy of 
"Uncle Joe" Cannon. 

Spring Hill had the affirmative and ably defended the traditional 
policies of the South. The first speaker, George Bailey Walsh, showed 
clearly that the one-party system of the South with its primary elections 
is the only feasible policy for the Southern States today. Ben F. Tay- 
lor, Jr., the second speaker for the affirmative, then proceeded to show 
that even from an economical standpoint the South must adhere to 
the Democratic party. Frank Harty, captain of the team, to whom is 
due the honors of the evening a sthe best speaker on the floor, then 
demonstrated that because of the presence of an alien race in large 
numbers and vested with full political rights, the white men of the 
South must of necessity stand together and risk no split in politics. He 
went on to show that with white supremacy good government and 
commercial prosperity is assured to the South, whereas without it, it 
would become an unfit home for the white man. 

Canisius defended the negative side of the proposition. Their 
first speaker, who was also their best, Walter J. Thompson, contended 
that the South in remaining united in politics was going against its 
earlier traditions when no party could count with certainty on the 
united support of the Southern States. The negro he claimed has been 
eliminated from politics and need not be considered in the debate. 
Richard J. McLean, the next speaker, showed that the one-party sys- 
tem was injurious to the South; particularly that the Democratic party 
with its tariff plank was hurting both farmer and manufacturer alike. 
He called upon the South to constitute a shifting minority and thus hold 
the balance of power in national politics as it had done in the days be- 
fore the Civil war. Charles J. Missert, the last speaker for his side, 
took up the question of national benefits resulting from the dissolving 
of the solid South. He contended that the nation at large was the loser 
by the political isolation of the South, which kept the country from 
availing itself of the services of Southern statesmen. 

Warm as were the main arguments of the debate, the rebuttals 
were still more fiery and repeatedly drew enthusiastic applause from 
the audienc. Especially was this true of the rebuttals of Messrs. Harty 
and Thompson. And when the judges of the debate retired to record 



their votes there was no one in the house who would venture to prophe- 
sy what the decision would be. 

Not the least enjoyable feature of the evening was the manner in 
which Judge Goldsby, chairman of the committee of judges, rendered 
the decision of the debate. 

After the debate the two teams enjoyed a very enjoyable time. At 
the farewell supper the arguments of the debate minus the fire were 
rehashed and in the midst of the good feeling l.11 the inside workings 
of each were revealed. 


Annual Stetrrai 

CHAS. G. COYLE, A. B. '22. 

Easter Sunday brought peace of soul and comfort of body to all 
of us at Spring Hill. Fr. Michael J. Walsh, S. J., Dean of the School 
of Arts and Scinces of Loyola University, was the harbinger of those 
blessed boons in the retreat which he brought to a close on that joyful 

For weeks, in fact, since the beginning of Lent, the boys had been 
preparing themselves for this retreat, which, I do not hesitate to say, 
was the most successful in every respect that I have participated in 
during my eight years at Spring Hill, and I feel sure that it compares 
with the best in the history of the college. 

It began on Wednesday of Holy Week. Fr. Walsh spoke on the 
retreat, its object and its consequences; and indeed it is gratifying to 
note the results which are evident in the conduct of the boys since. 

The silence kept during the retreat was an example of what a 
good Catholic boy can do, was an edifying example of self-sacrifice, 
for those who know the Spring Hill boys are aware that they are not 
the quiet kind. They rose to the occasion, however, and were true to 
this old tradition of Spring Hill. 

To say nothing of the instructions and sermons, wonderful as 1 

they were, I can say that the boys were filled with awe by his every 
syllable. His eloquent words were "straight from the shoulder," and 
every point was driven home to the heart, there to stay for the remain- 
ing years of the lives of the boys who heard him. 

As Longfellow in his "Evangeline" says of a peasant girl return- 
ing home after confession, I can say of every boy at Spring Hill after 
the retreat: 

"But a celestial brightness — a more ethereal beauty — 
Shone on his face and encircled his form when, after the retreat, 
Homeward serenely he walked with God's benediction upon him. 
When he passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music. 


Altar fBmjB' ^nrtFlg 

The ranks of the Altar Boys have been increased by quite a few 
new members. The spirit of loyalty and devotedness to their sacred 
trust, which reigns among them, is truly commendable, because they 
realize that they are the privileged ones and not that they are doing 
a favor which calls for recognition in the shape of privileges. They 
are above the consideration of "graff." The officers are: John R. 
Cowley, Jr., President; Geo. W. Unruh, Jr., Vice-President; C. Ernest 
Schmidt, Secretary; Donnell Greenwood, Assistant. 


♦ ♦♦•♦♦ 

This "Questionnaire" old Spring Hill sends 
To each of her Alumni friends. 

Since, of your presence I was reft, 
And my old halls, by you, were left, 
Have you, estranged to me remained, 
To visit me have you disdained, 

Have you e'er sent a kindly line, 
To tell me you were "doing fine" 
Forgetful that the news would be 
Most gratifying unto me 

When you, grown tired of single life, 
Chose, for yourself, a charming wife, 
Did you, on that occasion make 
Me, of your blissfulness, partake? 

When baby came your home to bless 
And brim your cup of happiness, 
Was my keen int'rest recognized 
And of your joy, was I apprized? 

If by kind Heaven you've been blest 
With wealth, have you at my request 
For help, to further works I've planned, 
Stretched forth, to me, a helping hand? 

Have you, once proud of Spring Hill's name 
Done aught to spread abroad her fame, 
Told of the men she has produced, 
And never failed her aims to boost? 

Do scholarships appeal to you, 
Boons rare for that deserving few 
Who, by their help, would rise to fame 
And grateful, bless their donor's name? 

Do you, youth's years, to keep alive, 
And memories sweet to help survive, 
Springhillian's pages e'er peruse, 
To keep in touch with younger views? 

Are college sports still patronized, 

Which once, by you, were idolized? 

Do you come out the boys to cheer, 

And make them feel that friends are near? 



Are college friendships once so true, 
Adown the years, kept up by you? 
And old professors still revered, 
Whom you as wayward boys so feared? 

Do you? — Ah me! I will not dare 
To longer make this questionnaire; 
If Rip Van Winkleish in the past, 
My dear old boys, wake up at last. 





On Thursday night, February 2nd, the Junior Literary Academy 
staged a delightful little three-act play in the College Auditorium. It 
was an amusing serio-comedy entitled "The Ghost." Besides the 
student bodyt here was a large attendance from outside and all gave 
assurance of having spent a most enjoyable evening. The College Or- 
chestra began the entertainment by rendering the "Festival Overture," 
composed and written by Prof. A. J. Staub of Spring Hill. Music was 
also furnished by the Concert Band. 

Between the first and second acts, Messrs. Diaz, Billeaud and 
Crocy delighted the audience with an exceptionally fine rendition of 
"O Sole Mio," with piano and violin accompaniment. They were en- 
cored and sang "The Rosary" equally as well. The young singers 
were well repaid by the applause which greeted them. 

For those who had the misfortune to miss "The Ghost" we may 
give a short synopsis of the play taken from the program: "A Liverpool 
merchant, Wilde, Sr., arrives in London and withdraws his money, 
amounting to eight thousand pounds, from the bank. He returns to 
the hotel of the so-called 'Honest Plump.' Soon after he falls sick 
and dies. The son, Wilde, Jr., appears to claim his father's money and 
is assured by Plump that nothing is left, and is, moreover, presented 
with a bill for the hotel and funeral expenses. He thinks of bringing 
his case into court, but his friend, Garrick, an actor, advises him to 
try a scheme first in which he (Garrick) impersonates an old sea cap- 
tain in debt to Wilde and also the ghost of Wilde and in this way 
Garrick makes the hotel man believe he will always be haunted unless 
he gives up the money." 

The amateur actors are to be congratulated upon the fruit of their 
efforts. Each and every one played his part exceptionally well and 
we hope to see in the future further evidence of the talent possessed 
by these young men. 

The program was as follows: 


J. M. Bowab Honest Plum (hotel man) 

J. H. Cabrera Garrick (the actor) 

C. C. Vega, Jr Blind (a justice of peace) 

R. G. Courtney Wilde, Jr. (heir) 

B. C. Calder Governet (a French painter) 

A. J. Craven George (the butler) 

Geo. C. McKinney Tom (a seravnt boy) 

J. E. Turpen Red (a newsboy) 

Police, Assistants, Etc. 
L. B. Schwegmann Electrician 

C. W. McKeown Stage Manager 

Festival Overture Staub 

Reading of Notes 



Plump, honest, at least, in name, scoffs at ghosts 

Mv Heart Is Thine Song 

T. Diaz, A. Croci, H. Billeaud 

A. Robichaux, Accompanist 


Plump, not so honest in deed, becomes uneasy about ghosts. 

Saudent Sidera Somnos Geo. Meyer 

The Band 


Plump, now honest, entirely believes in some ghosts. 

Very Rev. President's Address to Students 


J. M. Bowab, Vice-Pres. 

J. H. Cabrera 

C. C. Calder 

A. J. Craven 

R. G. Courtney, Pres. 

A. Cazentre 

M. F. Griffin 

J. D. Hyland 

C. F. Hardie 

Geo. C. McKinney 

J. Quarles, Treas. 

J. E. Turpen 

C. C. Vega, Jr., Sect'y. 

L. Yoste 

On Feb. 26 lovers of the drama were given a real 
"FIDENTIUS" treat at the presentation of "Fidentius," a tragedy, 

by the members of the Portier Literary Society. 
The youthful actors displayed unusual talent and ability and deported 
themselves with great success. Numerous requests have been made 
for another performance and as it has been decided to repeat the play 
on May 14, a more detailed account will be given in the next issue. 


8>Uupr ilubtlrp of firnf. Attgrln 3. Swfftrlj 

On March 15th, Professor Angelo J. Suffich, Mus. B., was enter- 
tained with a celebration, by the Faculty and Students of Spring Hill, 
in honor of his Silver Jubilee. Professor Suffich, Bandmaster, Soloist, 
Teacher, has been connected with the College for the past twenty-five 
years, during which time he was always held in the highest esteem by 
all who came in contact with him. A proof of his popularity with the 
students was manifested by the warm reception given him at the enter- 

Professor Suffich was born in Pola, Austria. He began the study 
of music at an early age under the patronage of Prof. Buresch in his 
native city. Subsequently he went to Rovigno, where he studied under 
Prof. Merrigiolli, a gradaute of the Conservatory of Milan. 

He came to this country at the age of 16 and located at Houston, 
Texas. After a period of three years he came to Mobile, where he was 
readily recognized as an accomplished musician. It was not very long 
before he became prominent in musical circles in that music loving city. 
No entertainment or concert was considered complete without him. In 
1897 he was appointed by the Faculty to teach music at the College, 
and he has been with us ever since. 

During his stay with us, Professor Suffich has always taken a great 
interest in his pupils and their progress. He had charge of the Junior 
Band from the time he came here until the Junior and Senior Bands 
were consolidated a few years ago, at which time he took charge of 
the College Band as it is now known. 

Professor Suffich wrote his first music compositions, a Menuette 
and Sonatina for piano and orchestra, while here as professor. Since 
that time he has composed and arranged quite a number of musical 
numbers which are very creditable to him. The Degree of Bachelor 
of Music was conferred upon him by Spring Hill College in the year 
1905. For ten years he was director or bandmaster of the First Regi- 
ment, Alabama National Guards, which was recognized as one of the 
best bands in the South. 

A large part of his success is attributed by Professor Suffich to 
his associate professors of Mobile. Most prominent of these are Pro- 
fessors Staub, Schlesinger and Strachhauer. Three years ago Prof. 
Suffich spent two months in New York City studying and gaining a 
general insight into modern training methods. Here he studied under 
the noted Pietro Yon, organist and choirmaster of St. Francis Xavier 
Church, and also under Professor Brockhoven, a noted composer and 

Professor Suffich, while an accomplished player of the piano, 
mandolin, violin, clarinet and all brass instruments, is a recognized 
master of the flute. Whenever a music program is being gotten up 
for any occasion he is usually requested to favor the students with a 
solo on the flute, and he is always encored. 

The Springhillian wishes Professor Suffich many years of con- 
tinued success and hopes that he will celebrate his Golden Jubilee at 
Spring Hill College. HUGH G. MULHERIN, A. B., '25. 

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Vol. XIV. APRIL, 1922. No. 3. 

Qlnlbg? Staff 

Editor: B. L. COSIO, JR. '22 

Alumni Section: B. NEFF '23 Exchange Section: A. CASEY '22 

Chronicle Section: A. CROCY '23 Athletics Section: L. SCHWEGMAN '23 

Circulation Manager: A. ROBICHAUX '22 

Secretaries: H. MULHERIN '56; J. C. OTTO '25 

Locals: T. DIAZ, '22 

Ifigtj Srijnnl Staff 

Editors: R. COURTNEY '26; J. BOWAB '26 

Athletics: C. VEGA, JR. '26 

Business Department: L. T. RYAN '27; L, T. YOSTE '26 


The many and excellent college publications that come to our 
sanctum are to us a source of pleasure and profit and not rarely of 
inspiration. One healthy characteristic of the majority of them of late 
is the evident purpose to check the over emphasis which the sporting 
pages were tending to receive. The pages and pages of box scores 
are being notably reduced, thus leaving more available space for 
literary and scientific productions. This is a step in the right direction, 
for the college paper, which, or should be, a reflex of college life 
and activity is primarily the outlet for academic endeavor, and the 
cultivation of the "mens sana" which should be the first care of every 

Owing to the failure of some of our staff to send in their "copy" 
in time we are obliged to go to press without their contributions. 

Procrastination is not only the thief of time, but also the pest of 


fUjgatrB Srpartment 

The subject matter of this department was looked upon in the past 
as a mere ornamental adjunct to a liberal education. The intimate 
connection between physical science and industrial achievements which 
recent development has disclosed has dissipated this idea, and given 
this department an important difficult to exaggerate. 

As an instance of this we may mention the marvellous advance 
electricity has been making in the industrial world of recent years. 
The time is fast approaching when we shall have in our industries the 
minimum of the man and the maximum of the machine. 

The realization of this has rendered imperative the purchase of a 
vast amount of up-to-date instruments, designed to furnish our stu- 
dents with a solid and practical foundation on which to build a pro- 
fessional superstructure. 

The electrical section of the department has been equipped with 
a complete set of instruments for the exhaustive investigation of direct 
and alternating currents. This acquisition enables the department to 
offer a special course in electricity beginning next year. 

In addition to these acquirements, a well-appointed atelier for 
bench work has been installed, where proficiency in manual crafts- 
manship may be obtained. 


Alumni Activities 

The activities of our alumni are not rarely supplemented and di- 
versified by those of the chubby cherub of the bow and arrow. When 
a devoutly-wished consummation is the result of the collaboration, and 
when the lucky fellow makes us sharers in his happiness we love to 
chronicle the event in gratitude for his contribution to our pleasure, 
and as an incentive to the timid to follow his laudable example. 

We have quite a respective list to congratulate in this number, 
which we do in the name of the Faculty, the Student Body, and in our 

Our wish for one and all is: 

"The happy minglement of hearts, 
Where changed as chemic compound sare, 
Each with its own existence parts, 
To find a new one happier far." 

happy pair were united in the bonds of matrimony at Natchez, Miss., 
on January 14, 1922. 

tials took place at the Church or the Immaculate Conception, Jack- 
sonville, Fla., the dav after St. Valentine's dav. What a happv omen! 

NARD. St. James' Church, St. James, La., was filled with the families 
and friends of this young couple on January 31st to witness their 

RUSSELL GOODLOE. Russell writes to thank us for the Bulletin, 
and to say that he cherishes as a most happy memory his stay at Spring 
JHill, or, to put it in his own words: "I am a part of Spring Hill and 
Spring Hill is a part of me." 

J. H. JONES, ex. '21. Borther Jonathan is at Auburn. He tells us 
that he is studying hard in preparation for his entry into one of the 
universities. He appreciates the thoughtfulness that the receipt of 
the Bulletin indicated. 

FRANK LEE SMITH. Frank after specializing in railroad engi- 
neering, volunteered for service when war was declared. He served 
eighteen months in France, where he was badly shell-shocked. On his 
return home, The Educational Board sent him to the Southern Pacific 
shops to perfect his training. His ability has been recognized and he 
has been sent to Stanford University to take up the regular course in 
engineering. We wish him all the success that his patriotism and in- 
dustry deserve. 

DOMINIC FERLITA. D. Ferlita paid us a visit recently. His old 
friends at the college were indeed glad to see him and to hear that he 
was doing so well in Tampa, Fla. 

JOSEPH NORREAU, ex. '09, visited the college while stopping at 

CIATION. It is with no small degree of pleasure that we note the 


eminently practical activity of the above-mentioned association. The 
appended notice taken from the Augusta Chronicle is an eloquent indi- 
cation that our Augusta Alumni are not emulating our soporiferous old 
friend, Rip Van Winkle, nor following the example of other of our 
alumni who, to paraphrase Longfellow, 

Are drifting gently down the tides of sleep. 

We are indebted to Mr. J. J. Kelly for this precious item of inter- 
est, and we take occasion to thank him for same, and, incidently, to 
hope that his example will prove an incentive to the officers of the 
other branches. (Editor.) 

The annual meeting of the Augusta Spring Hill College Club was held last 
evening in the Knights of Columbus hall. The main topic of discussion was the ad- 
visability of bringing the Spring Hill football team her enext season. Favorable 
action was taken on same. 

The annual election of officers took place which resulted in the selection of 
J. F. Cooney as president ,E. F. Schweers, vice president, and J. J. Kelly, secretary 
and treasurer. The new officers pledged themselves to do everything in their power 
to advance the principles of the club. 

Monthly meetings will be held, and entertainments will be frequently enjoyed. 
Mr. J. P. Mulherin entertained the club with a few remarks on his experiences at the 
college. Mr. J. J. Kelly closed the meeting with one of his original dances, which 
was enjoyed by all. 

JOHN J. TOOMEY. Spring Hill College is not alone in her estima- 
tion of John. When the Alumni Editor of the Springhillian read the 
following item in the Mobile Register of January 22nd, his scissors and 
his paste were called into requisition, as he knew that its reproduction 
would give pleasure to its many readers who know John, and knowing 
him, have for him, affection, esteem and respect: 

In recognition and appreciation of his loyalty and faithful service to the Mobile 
Council No. 666, Knights of Columbus, the council presented John J. Toomey with 
a handosme gold watch at its regular semi-monthly meeting, held at the council 
headquarters, 602 Government street. The presentation was made in a short and 
appropriate address by Edward J. Grove. 

Mr. Toomey was for three consecutive years grand knight of the council, during 
which time he worked untiringly and exhaustively in its behalf. 

Harley Jones, High School '21, writes from Auburn thanking us 
for the Alumni Bulletin and showing keen appreciation of his time at 
Spring Hill. 

J. W. Power was married on February 15 to Miss Margaret Blum. 
The happy couple are making their home in Belvedere Ave., Avon- 
dale, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Miller Reese Hutchinson, E. E., Ph. D. (Spring Hill), is reported 
by Associated Press dispatch to have invented a way by which steel 
and iron may be made rust and acid proof. He is also connected with 
the production of non-breakable phonograph records. 

Jos. E. Bright, of the Fidelity Trust Co., Buffalo, N. Y., and Pro- 
fessor of Banking and Finance in Canisius College, Buffalo, attended 
the meeting of the American Bankers' Association in New York during 
week of February 13. He has recently contributed an article on 
Finance to the "Directory of Facts on Finance." 

E. B. Crowell is the father of a little daughter, born on October 12. 
Eddie is still in England, but keeps up his interest in Spring Hill and 
has renewed his subscription to the Springhillian. 


Charlie Pierce is in the automobile business in Jacksonville. 

John C. Metzger writes from Detroit about his many activities. 
Besides attending the School of Commerce and Finance at the University 
of Detroit, he has a position in a bonding company and runs a tire and 
battery business of his own. 

Steve Riffel is practicing law in Detroit. 
Louis B. Mcintosh, ex-'20, is with Rhoades & Co., Stock Brokers, 
New York. 

Julius C. Meininger, '03, wrote recently from his home in Chicago 
to tell us of his lively interest in Spring Hill. He hopes to pay us a 
visit in the near future. 

We regret to have to announce that Richard Junkin, a Sophomore 
student, was shot and seriously injured during a hunting expedition 
during the Christmas holidays. 

Emmet L. Holbrook, '17, is head of the legal department of the 
American Railway Express Co., New York. 

Dr. D. Lawrence Austin, who is practicing medicine in New. York, 
sent us a little Christmas present in the form of a donation to the Biologi- 
cal Library fund. "May his tribe increase." 

Melville G. Gibbons is in the law business with his father in Tampa, 
Fla., and is the proud father of two boys. His brother, Ashby, is Sav- 
ing Teller in the Citizens-American Bank and Trust Co., Tampa. 

F. W. Miller, '06, wrote thanking us for the January issue of the 
Alumni Buleltin, which, he says, brought back fond memories of a 
happy past at old Spring Hill. He asked for addresses of some old 
classmates. He is now Claim Adjuster for the Mobile & Ohio R. R. 
at Jackson, Tenn. 

Vincent Ferlit was at Spring Hill on January 16. 

Russell Goodloe, ex-H. S. '22, wrote on January 17 thanking us 
for the Alumni Bulletin. He is studying dentistry at Vanderbilt Uni- 
versity, Nashville, Tenn. 

Frank Lee Smith, ex. '11, formerly of Algiers, La., writes from 
San Francisco about his experiences since leaving Spring Hill. He 
entered the railroad business in Mobile and during the war served 18 
months in France with the Railway Engineering Corps of the First 
Army. He suffered shell shock during*his service and is now receiving 
vocational training from the Government in the University of Cali- 
fornia. > *m4 

John J. Henderson, '10, was married on January 31 to Miss Aline 
Marie Graugnard of St. James, La. 

Mr. Tisdale J. Touart gave an address to the students on Washing- 
ton's birthday. His talk was the main feature of the entertainment 
given that morning at the college and profoundly impressed the stu- 
dent body. 

Goldman L. Lasalle, B. S., '95, has been appointed to the position 
of Postmaster at Opelousas, La. 

William Nicrosi and his wife are the proud parents of a baby girl, 
Jane Kelly. 


Henry A. Horst, a prominent Mobilian and an old Spring Hill 
student, has just lately died. Mr. Horst was sixty-one years of age at 
the time of his death, and actively engaged in business in Mobile, being 
secretary and treasury of the Mobile Delivery Co., treasurer of the Mo- 
bile Brewery, cashier of the probate court, and member of several so- 

We have news of an old student of Spring Hill, John Allan Colomb, 
who was married some time ago to a French girl, Madelien de Cham- 
pneuf. He met his bride in France during the war and after being 
discharged from the army in the United States after the war he re- 
turned to France, where they were married. The happy couple are now 
in San Francisco. 

John A. Boudousquie, A. M., was elected City Engineer of the 
City of Linton, Indiana. He was instrumental in prevailing on the So- 
ciety of Engineers of the Northwest to hold their annual convention in 
the town where he is in charge of four consolidated mines. He is 
grateful to his Alma Mater for making him a valued and respected citi- 
zen, holding an enviable record so far from his Mobile home. 

Louis J. Boudousquie is now a member of the faculty of the 
McGill Institute, Mobile, where he has met all expectations, and be- 
ing a former athlete at Spring Hill College, he was requested to coach 
the various teams that are an honor to their school in showing on grid, 
court and diamond a truly sportsmanlike spirit. 


A. J. CROCY, '23. 

The curtain fell. The whirl of festivities were over 

RETURN and on Jan. 3 the boys returned to complete the 

scholastic work of the year. Long and deep were 

the sighs and for the first few days gloom was written on every face. 

However, a Spring Hill boy is a Spring Hill student and therefore 

it did not take them long to realize that the holidays were over and 

that the mid-term examinations were not far off. 

Pronouncing their last vows as members of the So- 

LAST VOWS ciety of Jesus, Rev. Frs. Cavey and McGrath were 

the principals at a simple but impressive ceremony 

which took place in the college chapel. The Springhillian wishes to 

extend to them heart-felt congratulations on having reached the term 

of their long preparation. 

Feb. 22 was celebrated as usual with a holiday and 
WASHINGTON'S an entertainment to commemorate the anniversary of 
BIRTHDAY George Washington's birthday. Papers on the char- 
acter of Washington were read by several of the stu- 
dents and music was rendered by the college orchestra. The feature 
of the day was the address to the students and faculty by Mr. Tisdale 
Touart, a prominent lawyer of Mobile and an allumnus of the college. 
On Easter Sunday solemn high mass was celebrated 
SOLEMN HIGH in the college chapel. This exercise also marked the 
MASS close of the annual retreat. The music on the occa- 

sion wa sunusually good. The choir seemed to real- 
ize that this was practically their last opportunity to display and prove 
their musical talent. The beautiful melody of the Regina Coeli, sung 
at benediction, brought to a fitting close the services of the day. The 


music was truly devotional and we congratulate Mr. A. J. Westland, 

S. J., director of the choir, and the members for their excellent work. 

The second annual Spring Hill fair was held on 

COLLEGE Wednesday, April 19. It was crowned with suc- 

FAIR cess and this was due in a large measure to the co- 

operation of many prominent men and women who 
devoted their services to the cause of the fair. The untiring work of 
Mrs. R. C. Courtney in arranging the preliminaries was directly respon- 
sible for the smoothness with which the fair went through. Mrs. Court- 
ney was ably assisted by many other ladies whose efforts and zeal 
contributed to the success of the college fair. 

Although rain fell during the morning, optimism reigned and the 
ardor of the participants and workers was not at all dampened. This 
spirit was rewarded with success. Diverse attractions were offered 
and the college campus was decked with booths and decorated in gala 
colors. The candy and cake stands, the old country store and the 
flower booth vied in popularity. Ladies found their delight at an- 
other stand where table cloths, napkins, needlework and fancy work 
were raffled off. 

Bo-Bo, the wild man, captured in the wilds of Africa and the only 
one living in captivity, was a big attraction. At times his guards ex- 
perienced great difficulty in keeping him subdued and his cries and 
shrieks rent the air. Upon being admitted to his presence many a fair 
damsel scurried away in distress. 

Through the Springhillian the committee wishes to extend its 
thanks to all who assisted in making the fair a success. 

GENERAL AZGAPETIAN, accompanied by Rev. Dr. Hyde and 
Rev. Dr. David, visited us and spoke in behalf of the Near East Relief 
Fund. The General, who is an Armenian, depicted in a feeling and 
graphic manner the sufferings and constancy of the victims of Turkish 
brutality. The distinguished visitors were most favorably impressed 
by their visit and spoke of the gentlemanly demeanor of the student 

The following verses, written for the occasion, were presented to 
the General : 

To soften the hardships of war-harassed lives 
Our country devised philanthropical drives. 
With patriot pride she considered her own, 
The fate of each National Liberty loan. 
To illume, in the world, Democracy's lamp, 
Ungruding she purchased "The War Saving Stamp," 
To further its mission she deemed it no loss, 
To open her purse to the noble "Red Cross." 
The "Y" and the "K. C", yea, all service bands, 
Her heart found responsive, and open her hands. 
Nor could she, with frigid indifference, view 
The heart-rending plight of our brother, the Jew 
In giving, her duty has more than been done, 



The applause of the world that giving has won, 

A truce to her bounty, is more than her due, 

There are tasks nearer home which now she must do. 

Hark ! whence comes that anguish and soul-piercing cry? 

"O, who will relieve us, of hunger we die? 

To thee, Mighty Nation, we hold out our hands, 

To thee, the last hope of our Turk-ravished lands." 

It sorely will tax her, no matter, she'll give, 

To enable these peoples, untarnished, to love — 

O, noble resolve! gracious impulse of heart! 

To famine-racked Christians 't will comfort, impart. 

And, for it, the Master will prosper and bless 

The Nation that answers that cry of distress. 















































April 3. 
April 4. 
April 9. 
April 12. 
April 16. 
April 17. 

A. J. CROCY, '23. 

Students return. 
Full day class. 

Full holiday in honor of Rev. Fr. Provincial's visit. 
Varsityquintet vs. Tulane at Spring Hill. 
Varsity quintet vs. Tulane at Spring Hill. 
Half holiday in honor of General Lee. 
Varsity vs. Tulane at New Orleans. 
Varsity vs. Howard at Spring Hill. 
Mid-Term examinations. 
Half holiday. 

Rev. Frs. Cavey and McGrath take last vows. Full holiday. 
Second semester begins. 

Varsity quintet vs. S. H. A. A. at Spring Hill. 
Varsity vs. St. Stanislaus at Spring Hill. 
Varsity quintet vs. Shriners at Spring Hill. 
Varsity quintet vs. Sporting Goods at Mobile. 
George Washington's birthday. Full holiday. Mr. Tisdale 
Touart addresses students. 

Portier Literary Society presents "Fidentius." 
Mardi Gras. Town leaves for students. 

Monthly exhibition. Debate between Juniors and Sophomores. 
Silver Jubilee of Prof. Suffich. 
Half holiday. St. Patrick's Day parade. 
Varsity nine vs. St. Louis Browns at Spring Hill. 
Varsity nine vs. Miss. A. & M. 
Varsity nine vs. Miss. A. & M. 
Varsity vs. Mobile Bears. 
Retreat begins. 

Easter Sunday. Retreat closes. Solemn High Mass. 
Public debate between Canisius High of Buffalo and Spring 
Hill High School. 


College Locals 

Gentle Reader: 

It is hoped that the following contributions will pass muster 
through your kind indulgence. For the benefit of some, not all, we 
have italicized the funny part of each joke. 

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We read of twins who look so much alike that they borrow money 
from each other without knowing it. 

O'Connor: "Ever hear the story about the two men?" 
Davidson: "No, what is it?" 
O'Connor: "He-He." 

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Stewart: "I understand that a cat has nine lives." 
Davidson: "That is nothing. Where I come from the frogs 
"CROAK" every minute." 

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It has been rumored that the Volstead Law has been passed, but 

the news has not yet reached some sections of Mobile County. 

* * * * $ 

Messrs. H. and G. Mulherin announce the opening of their auto tire 
repair shop at Spring Hill, Ala. Special attention given to road service 
on holidays. — Paid Adv. If this is a joke, it makes us TIRED. 

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Prof: Dietlein, have you studied Prosody? 
Dietlein: No, sir. What did he write? 

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The renowned Dr. Aymond thinks an aspirin tablet is a writing 
pad. Can you imagine that for an ASPIRIN medic. 

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Burguieres: What is that piece of paper you have? 
Toups: A doctor's prescription, but it's difficult to read. 
Burguieres: I bet any jackass could read it. 
Toups: All right, tell me what it is. 

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They played no music in Bobo land, but the national air was 
there: "Shinny and Onions." 

T T •? * T 

During the Thomas-Bogue bout Thomas' manager said to him at 
the end of the third round: "Kid, keep away from him." 

Thomas: Keep away from him? If I do I'll have to leave the Fair. 

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Felix: Professor, what is the difference between prohibition and 

Professor: No difference, in some sections; neither work. 

$ $ * H* * 

Reports state that "La Grippe" germs are put into circulation by 


the exchange of paper money. That is the reason why some of us did 

not get it. What a gripping joke! 


Our barber has a good line of jokes to tell, but, of course, he does 
a lot of clipping. And this a barbarous one! 

Teacher: Why is there such a strange affinity between a darky 
and a chicken? 

O'Shee: Because one descends from Ham and the other from 

What about the descent on the chicken coup? A coup d'etat. 

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Casey D.: Don't you think travel is educational? 
Casey A. : Yes, if it's ocean travel — it will bring out all there 
is in you. 

Englishman: What do you think of London? 

Casey D.: It is a magnificent city and could well be called the 
New York of Europe. 

Englishman : Ha ! Ha ! That is an old joke. 

Casey D.: Well it takes an old joke to make an Englishman 

Old Lady: Is football a winter or a summer game? 
Daughter: I think it's a fall game. 

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Prof.: Why do you study Greek? 
Cassidy: So I can eat in Mobile. 

Rube: Say, was Pat Brown a hack driver before he became a ball 

Boob: Maybe, but why? 

Rube: Because he is good at long drives. 

$: % :fc $: %: 

Despite prohibition, in a recent game the pitcher sent a high ball 
to Brinskelle which went to his head. Some one remarked that his 
head was uninjured but that the ball was badly dented. 

The giddy gigglers of the Hill Country were visible and especially 
audible at the performance of Fidentius. But is not this the age of 



The game started at 3:08 sharp. Molasses was the first sticker. 
Smallpox was catching. Cigar was in the box and had plenty of 
smoke. Horn was playing first base and Fiddle was playing second. 
Corn, Wheat and Oats were in the field. Apple was umpire. Axe came 
up to the plate and chopped a single. Brick walls and sawdust filled 
the bags, Song made a hit and a score, Balloon started to pitch and 


went up in the air. Then Cherry tried but he was too wild. When 
Spider caught the fly the crowd cheered. Ice kept cooling the game. 
Cabbage had a good head and kept quiet. Grass was all over the field. 
Organ refused to play so Bread loafed around. 

About the fourth inning Wind began to blow and Hammer knocked 
when Trees began to leave. Knife was put out of the game for cutting 
first base. 

Lots of betting on the game. Glass went broke, but Soap cleaned 
up. Peanuts was roasted through the game and then Pigs started to 
root. The crowd left when they saw Trombone slide. — From the 
three Partners. Contributed by A. Nutt. 

SgS Sfl SJC JJ! 3fS 

Song Entitled: Since my girl eats radishes I call her "My Belchin 

Rose." ' ^ 

Song Entitled: I did not raise my boy, because he had the joker. 

Anythings to be tried out e. g. horses, trucks or motorcycles, apply 
to Sam Impastato, Spring Hill, Ala. — Paid Adv. 

The reason why some do not smoke is because their friends can't 
afford it. 

sj; Sp SjS ip JjC 

If some would take a shave now and then, maybe the prices of 
mattresses would drop. 

Prof: Late again? 
Student: So am I. 

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Tatum: I think my hair is coming out thick. 
Harty: Look where it comes from. 

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If the showers were used more frequently in the winter, the lake 
would not have to be cleaned in the summer. 



A. J. CASEY, '22. 

The Villanovan — Constructive criticism is ever welcome and some 
times helpful. The same cannot be said of the captions variety. This 
remark is occasioned by the strictures of the Villanovan regarding our 
last issue. Our title offends the ear of our critic. Well we can only 
plead the old adage, "De guostibus non" in extenuation of our lack 
of euphonic appreciation. 

In a tirade of some twenty-five lines we are glad to find one line 
of praise: "A very well-written chronicle of college activities." 

He laments our lack of "pure literature." If the very first com- 
position in the last issue of the Villanovan be a specimen of this rather 
elusive article, we rejoice in our deficiency. The writer of "Christmas" 
is above our criticism. Our standards being the old ones familiar to 
students of prosody. » 

We are thankful for the information that ours is now an "Eastern" 
college. We were under the impression that our habitat was in "The 
Sunny South," but our euphonic topographical critic knows better. 

The Fordam Monthly, January, begins the new year in a com- 
mendable manner. It is the best college production we have received 
this year. It maintains a high rate of literary excellence throughout. 
There is a refreshing originality in the treatment of its subject matter. 
The essay, "South Sea Islanders" and the poem, "A South Sea Melody," 
have about them a sad sweet melody and a lazy atmosphere truly 
tropical. Too much variety of style mars "Darwin Was Wrong." The 
poetry is lofty in tone and admirably upholds the gnome, "If one 
writes, have something worth while to say." We have nothing but com- 
mendation for the story, "It Can't Be Done," which we judge to be the 
best we have read for several months. The plot becomes a short 
story, the interest travels, the author has ability to express his thoughts 
clearly and vividly, yet humorously with a slap at matrimonial adver- 

The Creighton Chronicle. — "The Stream of Life" gives several new 
touches to the old comparison and handles his subject well. "Bully 
Stuff" "lies its best" concerning hunting trips. "Winter" much merited 
thought. "Red Tape" aims a blow at our government for neglecting 
our wounded soldiers, while erecting statues to the dead and "unknown 
martyr." "An Old Time Medic and His Creed" catalogues many of 
the fine points in the character of Sir Thomas Browne. 

The Pebble. — Wishing to say a few words about our regular pub- 
lication and having no recent issue at hand, we must consider the No- 
vember number of the Pebble. "Squash" has a nice sounding rhyme, 
and contains a few puns and slang. "Employment" discusses the labor 
situation from several angles, but the writer does not commit himself. 
"Electric Light 42 Years Old," a collection of facts, and the history of 
the development of the electric light. "A Worthy Sacrifice" has a good 
simple plot and much elevating thought. We find the Pebble contains 
articles of unimpeachable texture, but all are too short. The literary 


contributors should loosen up and stretch out on their own imaginations 
in order to develop individual style. Such a course leaves one open to 
more criticism, but the good to be obtained is far greater than in a 
conservative or handcuffed composition. 

The Mountaineer. — "Mollie MacDougal" evolves appositely to the 
climax where we thought the salutation "Mollie" and "Tom" a little 
unnatural since the hero and heroine scarcely knew each by name or 
sight before. "Dante" is able, comprehensive and instructive. "Sir 
Oliver Plunkett" is a brief historical eulogy. "Stop, Thief" is a review 
of a local play which would be more happily placed among the depart- 
ments instead of among the literary contributions. 

De Paul Minerval. — "From Another Angle" disdains "De mortins 
nil nisi bonum." He can see nothing good in either Milton or Para- 
dise Lost. Milton is all wrong, also his other critics, he was a plagiarist, 
an anti-christian, a despicable Puritan, a clumsy artificer, he criticises 
Milton for representing spirits like unto men when to frail man nothing 
else is possible. Milton's moral character was black; he was very un- 
poetic. Paradise Lost reads ghastly and sickening. This critic seems 
to be a pessimist and we would hate to think what he might say of 
other famous writers. A little bad, ergo all bad. "The Big Night" is 
a polished story. "Rooms to Rent" rambles along in a free careless 
spirit, and presents a very good character in Polly. The Minerval is 
very elaborate, giving ample space to the divers departments. All the 
literary compositions roll along with a smooth cog-like regularity, 
which is to be admired. 

We are thankful for the exchanges received and will devote more 
space to them in our next issue. They are neither unwittingly over- 
looked, nor purposely ignored. 




Only a few days had elapsed after the football season when 
candidates for the basketball were in evidence. Some thirty odd 
players answered the call, and soon the court was crowded with active 
hopeful men. It was not until after the holidays that the squad was 
cut down to fifteen men. Most of the men were from last year's squad 
and knew both the game and the court very well. 

Captain Gene Walet was back at his old position of forward and 
his steady work helped win many a game. Gene was right there and 
always fighting hard. 

Frank Bogue was Gene's running mate at forward. Frankie has 
the speed, stamina, and endurance and in fact every thing that goes 
to make up a basketball player. His shooting was always above par, 
and the way he turned and twisted through the opponent's guards 
always brought applause. 

Pat Brown, also of last year's team, has greatly improved over his 
last season's work. Very few centers were able to out jump him. 
And then his shooting was excellent, in fact he led all the others 
in individual points made. Pat shot the fouls and his average was 
about .500. 

LeSassier made his presence felt in every game. Not a single 
one would be played without his blocking numerous long shots. Le 
Sassier and Brown played a running guard during most of the games 
and that combination was hard to get through. 

Winling's close guarding ruined many an apparent easy shot from 
under the basket. And besides playing running guard to perfection, 
Fatty would often drop in a "stinker" from the middle of the court. 

Ollinger, coming to Spring Hill from Barton, made sub forward 
on the squad. His work as a sub was very good and next year he will 
make the varsity. Gilbert, who played with the High School last year, 
also played sub forward. He distinguished himself by his fast playing 
every time he entered the line up. 

Walsh, as sub center and guard, also played a steady game. 
Brinskelle, who played with Birmingham Southern last year, likewise 
made sub guard on the squad. He got into more games than any 
other sub and showed up as a very likely guard for next year's team. 
Keuper, who was playing center, suffered from a bad knee received 
in football and could not keep up with the squad. 

With these men it can be seen why Spring Hill won the cham- 
pionship of the City of Mobile by such decisive scores. Their passing 
was perfect as likewise was their shooting and guarding. Few teams 
indeed outplayed us to any great extent. 

After winning an easy game from the K. of C, we lost two to 
Tulane. A trip to New Orleans to engage with Tulane again lost 
two more. It is held by many that if Tulane had been played a little 
later in the season a different story would have been written. After 


the return to Spring Hill, Howard came down for a two-game series, 
and we easily won both games. Another trip to Louisiana was under- 
taken, and of the six games played we broke even, winning three and 
losing the same number. The first two were with the Southwestern 
Louisiana Institute, and both were tucked away without much effort. 
Then came two games with L. S. U. and both were lost by hard luck. 
The first game they beat us by one point. And in the second we were 
leading them fifteen to fourteen with only a few seconds left to play, 
when Ives shot a perfect basket while the whistle was blowing. On 
the way back to Mobile the team stopped off at Bay St. Louis, and two 
games were played with St. Stanislaus. The first was lost but in the 
second Spring Hill came out victor. 

Returning to the Hill, the Varsity easily beat the Spring Hill Ath- 
letic Club. St. Stanislaus came over for a two-game series, and these 
were also tucked away with ease. Then came the most important 
games of the season — the Shriners, the Mobile Sporting Goods and 
Mississippi College. Two games from the Shriners were taken without 
any apparent effort. The first game with the Sporting Goods was 
likewise won. The second game was easy. Thus the championship 
was won. 

The last two games of the season were with Mississippi College. 
The first the Choctaws won, but in the second game Spring Hill was 
not to be denied, and came out on top in the last game of the season. 

Thus ended the best basketball season Spring Hill has ever had. 
The following are the box scores of each game. 

Jan. 10— K. of C. 20 Spring Hill 37. 

FG. Fl. TP. Bogue, f 9 

Lacey, f 3 2 8 Walet, f 4 

Kelley, f 2 4 Keuper, c 

Brady, c 2 4 LeSassier, g 1 

Doyle, g 2 4 Winling, g 

Crawford, g Ollinger, f 1 

McPhillips, g Gilbert, f 1 

— — — Walsh, g 1 

9 2 20 Brinskelle, g 

17 3 37 

Referee, Moyer; timer, Steckler; scorer, Schwegmann. 








Jan. 13. Tulane came over for a two-game series and won both 
of them. Lanthrip was by far the star for the visitors, while Bogue 
played stellar ball for Spring Hill. In the second game Coach Ducote 
ran in the scrubs, in the second half and they showed up very well. 

Tulane 30 F G. Fl. TP. Spring Hill 25. FG. 

Lanthrip, f 8 4 20 Bogue, f 4 

Martin, f 2 4 Walet, f 3 

Wackenheimer, c .. 3 6 Browne, c 1 

Dahlman, g LeSassier, g 2 










Dabagies, g 

Lajandre, g 

Lind, g 

13 4 
Referee, Moyer; timer, 

Spring Hill. FG. Fl. 

Bogue, f 2 

Walet, f 2 2 

Browne, c 1 

LeSassier, g 

Winling, g 1 

Gilbert, f 3 

Ollinger, f 1 1 

Keuper, c 

Walsh, g 

Brinskelle, g 

Winling, g 1 

Walsh, g 

— — 

— 11 3 

Steckler; scorer, Schwegmann. 

TP. Tulane 46. FG. Fl. 

2 Lanthrip, f 8 7 

6 Martin, f 2 

2 Wachenheim, c 5 

Dahlman, g 

2 Lajandre, g 1 

6 Fornsworth, f 2 1 

3 Dabagies, f 

Madison, c 1 

Lind, g 

Barrel, g 







8 5 21 19 

Referee, Moyer; timer, Steckler; scorer, Schwegmann. 

8 46 

Spring Hill journeyed to New Orleans to engage with Tulane, but 
met with no better success than at home. Wachenheim and Lanthrip 
played excellent ball for Tulane, while Winling and Walet distributed 
the honors equally for Spring Hill. 

Tulane 30. FG. 

Wachenheim, f 5 

Lanthrip, f 5 

Matteson, c 3 

Lajandre, g 1 

Dahlman, g 

Dabagies, c 

Richeson, g 












Spring Hill 15. FG. Fl 

Bogue, f 

Walet, f 3 

Walsh, c 1 

Browne, g 1 

Winling, g 

Ollinger, g 

Gilbert, f 

LeSassier, g 

Brinskelle, g 









Tulane 30. FG. Fl. TP. 

Wachenheim, f 5 10 

Lanthrip, f 5 4 14 

Matteson, c 10 2 

Lejandre, g 

Dahlman, g 10 2 

Dabagies, f 10 2 




Spring Hill 19. FG. Fl. TP. 

Bogue, f 3 17 

Walet, f 2 4 

Walsh, c 

Browne, g 2 2 

Winling, g 3 6 


Referee, Oakes; timer, Ducote; scorer, Ducote. 


Jan. 26 — Howard College came down from Birmingham to play a 


two game series. They were reported to have a very fast team, and 
although we beat them they lived up to their reputation. In the first 
half, Howard had Spring Hill 13 to 12, but in the second half Walet 
found the basket six times, and this was enough to beat Howard by 
a large score. Crews and Stubbs were the main stairs for Howard, 
while Walet excelled all, Bogue and Browne coming out second best. 
In the second game there was never any doubt as to the final re- 
sult. Again Crews was the star, sharing his honor with Stubbs, while 
Walet and Bogue once more proved the best for the Hillians. 
Howard 23. FG. Fl. TP. Spring Hill 37. FG. 

Garret, f Bogue, f 4 

Crews, f 7 14 Walet, f 7 

Stubbs, c 15 7 Browne, c 2 

Lackey, g 10 2 Brinskelle, g 

Alford,g 1 2 Winling, g 

Gaylord, g Ollinger, f 

Grawigs, f Gilbert, f _ 

— — — Walsh, g 

9 5 23 LeSassier, g 2 

15 7 37 

Referee, Moyer; timer, Steckler; scorer, Schwegmann. 

Howard 26. FG. Fl. TP. Spring Hill 32. FG. Fl. TP. 

Lackey, f 1 2 Bogue, f 4 

Crews, f 6 12 Walet, f 5 

Stubbs, c 4 4 12 Browne, c 2 

Gaylord, g LeSassier, g 2 

Alford, g Winling, g 1 

Riggs, f — 














11 4 26 

Referee, Moyer; timer, Steckler; scorer, Vega. 

14 4 32 

Jan. 30 — The team went on the road to Louisiana, where they 
met Southwestern Louisiana Institute, and Louisiana State University. 
The first game with the Southwestern team turned out to be very 
close in the first half, but in the second Spring Hill scored at will, while 
Southwestern only made five points. In the second game, with over 
half of the second string men in, Spring Hill piled up a 16 to 3 score. 
In the second half the regulars went in, and although they made 21 
points Southwestern acquired 18. Perkins proved to be the star in 
both games, while Walet, Bogue, LeSassier, Browne and Gilbert played 
star ball for Spring Hill. 

S. L. I. 17 FG. Fl. TP. Spring Hill 32. FG. 

Bresie, f 1 2 Bogue, f 5 

Perkins, f 4 8 Walet, f 6 

Lovell, c 113 Browne, c 4 

Trohon, g 2 4 LeSassier, g 









Lyons, g 

Richardson, c 

Breaux, f 

Winling, g 


2 32 

8 1 17 

Referee, Martin; timer, Ducote; scorer, Ducote. 

S. L. I. 21 FG. Fl. TP. 

Bresie, f 3 6 

Perkins, f 4 

Lovell, c ..-. 1 11 

Trohon, g 10 2 

Lyons, g _..... 

Richardson, c 2 4 

Mahoney, f 

Wolman, f 

Nohan, g 

Spring Hill 38. FG. Fl. TP. 

Ollinger, f 10 2 

Gilbert, f ... 6 12 

Browne, c 

LeSassier, g 7 14 

Brinskelle, g 

Bogue, f 2 4 

Wallet, f 3 6 

Winling, g 





Referee, McNaspy; timer, Ducote; scorer, Ducote. 

February 1 — This two-game series with L. S. U. was a most 
important one for Spring Hill. If we had beat L. S. U. we would have 
redeemed the black mark given to us by Tulane, and we came near 
doing it. In the first game both teams fought almost evenly in the 
first half, L. S. U. coming out two points ahead. In the second half 
we made 12 points to their 11, but this was not enough to beat them. 
The second game was even closer. Both teams only made five 
points in the first half, Helm shooting a field goal, and Ives shooting 
3 fouls for L. S. U., while Winling rang two perfect baskets and 
Browne shot a foul. In the second half Spring Hill was ahead until 
near the end of play, when Ives shot a basket, winning the game. It 
may be remarked here that Spring Hill lost on fouls. Helm and Ives 
were the two stars for L. S. U., while Walet, Bogue and LeSassier did 
most of the shooting for Spring Hill. 

L. S. U. 27. FG. Fl. TP. Spring Hill 26. FG. 
Edmonds, f 1 2 Bogue, f 3 

Helm, f 3 

Jones, c 2 

Ives, g 4 

Jackson, g 1 


L. S. U. 16. FG. 

Edmonds, f 

Helm, f 2 

Jones, c 1 

Ives, g 2 







Walet, f 5 

Browne, c 

LeSassier, g 2 

Winling, g 1 

Gilbert, f 

















Spring Hill 15. FG. Fl. TP. 

Bogue, f 

Walet, f 2 4 

Browne, c 3 3 

LeSassier, g 2 4 


Jackson, g Winling, g 2 4 

Kaiser, f — — 

— — — 6 3 15 

5 6 16 

February 3 — The team stopped off at Bay St. Louis and two games 
were played with St. Stanislaus. Both were rough and fouls were 
called right and left. During the first half of the first game St. Stan- 
islaus piled up a 9 to 4 score on Spring Hill, and all but maintained 
this lead during the second half. The second game was just the re- 
verse. Spring Hill led at all times and was never in danger of being 
overtaken. Scafide, Haydel and Bishop played a fine game for the 
Bay St. Louis team, while Browne and Bogue played best for Spring 

St. Stanislaus 14. FG. Fl. TP. Spring Hill 10. FG. Fl. TP. 

Bishop, f Bogue, f 2 4 

Hayden, f 4 2 10 Walet, f 113 

Cinigulia, c Brown, c 3 3 

Scafide, g - 2 4 LeSassier, g 

Jaubert, g Winling, g 

— — — Ollinger, f 

6 2 14 Gilbert, f 

Brinskelle, g 

3 4 10 

St. Stanislaus 12. FG. Fl. TP. Spring Hill 17. FG. Fl. TP. 

Bishop, f 2 4 Bogue, f 113 

Haydel, f 4 4 Walet, f 10 2 

Cinigulia, c Browne, c 4 2 10 

Scafide, g 2 4 LeSassier, g 10 2 

Jaubert, g Winling, g _ 

4 4 12 7 3 17 

Referee, Watts; timer. Brother Peter; scorer, Ducote. 

February 10 — A game had been arranged with the Spring Hill 

Athletic Club, to get a line on the other city league teams. The game 

proved to be a run away. Bogue and Ollinger shot baskets at will ; 

Baker and Tonsmeire doing all of the shooting for the Athletic club. 

Spring Hill 50. FG. Fl. TP. S. H. A. C. 15 FG. 

Bogue, f - 7 14 Baker, f 2 

Ollinger, f 7 14 Tonsmeire, f 3 

Browne, c 2 6 10 Tucker, c 

LeSassier, g 3 6 Schulte, g 

Winling, g 2 4 Goldsbv, g 

Gilbert, f. 10 2 — 

Casey, f 5 5 15 

Walsh, c _ 

Brinskelle, g 

22 6 50 

Referee, Moyer; timer, Steckler; scorer, Schwegmann. 








Feb. 11 — St. Stanislaus came over for a two-game series to be 
played in the College Court, with hopes of winning both. However, 
after Walet, Bogue, Browne and Winling had finished shooting and 
LeSassier eased up on his guarding, the Bay team decided it was best 
to leave well enough alone. Both games were won easily. The most 
the opponent could do was to hold Spring Hill to a tight score in the 
first half. As usual Bishop and Haydel proved to be the scoring party 
for the visitors. 

St. Stanislau 19. FG. 

Bishop, f 4 

Haydel, f 1 

Cinigulia, c 

Jaubert, f 

Scafide, g 

Montz, g ...._ 

M. Montz, c 






Spring Hill 30. FG. 

Walet, f 4 

Bogue, f 3 

Browne, c 2 

LeSassier, g 

Winling, g 2 

Brinskelle, g 

Ollinger, f 1 










9 19 


Referee, Moyer; timer, Steckler; scorer, Schwegmann. 

St. Stanislaus 27. FG. Fl. TP. 

Bishop, f 2 

Haydel, f 7 

Cinigulia, c 

M. Montz, c 

Jaubert, g 

Scafide, g 1 








Spring Hill 41. FG. Fl. TP. 

Bogue, f 3 6 

Walet, f 5 10 

Browne, c 4 6 14 

LeSassier, g 10 2 

Winling, g 2 4 

Gilbert, f 10 2 

Ollinger, f 113 

Walsh, c 000 

Brinskelle, g 

Referee, Fuchs; timer, Steckler; scorer, Schwegmann. 


February 14 — Finally the important games of the season were 
staged. The Shriners were runners up for the city league. They had 
a fine team and, of course, if Spring Hill could beat the Shriners, they 
also had a good chance of beating the Mobile Sporting Goods. As was 
to be expected, the game was rough. Pruitt was put out on personal 
fouls in the first half. Busch ought to have been put out, but he brought 
forth the sickly excuse that the scorer has to notify a man when he 
has three personal fouls. Any one finding that rule in this year's rule 
book will be awarded a copy of ex-President Wilson's League of Nations. 
All the team were going to commit acts of violence, such as quitting, 
if Busch was put out, so rather than spoil the slaughter, Referee Moyer 
allowed him to stay in the game. Pat Browne shot 12 out of the 19 
free throws. Besides this he rang 4 field goals. Walet and Bogue 
were next best, making 10 and 6 points respectively. Busch and Dentab 
did most of the scoring for the Shriners. 



Shriners 14. FG. Fl 

Denton, f 2 1 

Busch, f 7 

Pruitt, c 

A. Levi, c 

Midgett, g 

Baum Laner, g 

D. Levi, g __ 1 

3 8 

Referee, Mover; timer, 

Shriners 18. FG. Fl 

Denton, f 

Busch, f 4 

Pruitt, c 

Steber, g 2 4 

Midgett, g 1 

. TP. Spring Hill 38. FG. 

5 Bogue, f 3 

7 Walet, f 5 

Browne, c 4 

LeSassier, g 

Winling, g 1 

Brinskelle, g 

2 — 

— 13 

Steckler; scorer, Schwegmann. 

. TP. Spring Hill 25. FG. 

Bogue, f 

8 Walet, f. 3 

Browne, c 4 

8 LeSassier, g 4 

2 Winling, g 

— Ollinger, f 

18 Gilbert, c 
















11 3 25 

Referee, Fuchs; timer, Steckler: scorer, Schwegmann. 

February 18 — At last our old friends, the Mobile Sporting Goods, 
came out and played a friendly game with Spring Hill. We admit that 
Mike Steber was one of the best basketball players in his time. He is 
still up to his old tricks. After disputing Referee Ash's decision and 
being told to keep his opinion to himself, he quit. Busch and Dave 
Steber did the work. Bogue, Walet, LeSassier and Browne pulled off 
some keen basket shooting and the game ended 39-26. 

Sporting Goods 26. FG. Fl. TP. Spring Hill 39. FG. 
Busch, f 5 2 12 Bogue, f 7 

D. Steber, f 4 

Roberson, c 

Denton, c 1 

M. Steber, g 

Acree, g 

Ozard, g 





6 26 

Referee, Ash ; timer, Steckler 
Sporting Goods 19. FG. Fl. TP. 


Walet, f 5 

Browne, c 3 

LeSassier, g 3 

Winling, g 

Brinskelle, g 

Ollinger, f 

D. Steber, f 4 1 

Busch, f 4 

Pruitt, c 

Denton, c 

M. Steber, g 1 6 

Ozard, g 


scorer, Schwegmann. 
Spring Hill 34. FG. 

^Bogue, f 6 

Walet, f 1 

Browne, c 4 

Winling, g 

LeSassier, g 1 

Ollinger, f 

Gilbert, c 


















12 10 



February 22 — The next game with this fast company was played 
at the Y. M. C. A. Somebody ought to buy the Sporting Goods a 
court where the basekts are three feet off the ground and all they 
would have to do is to drop the ball in. They are bound to win then. 
Cheered on by the multitude, Mike shot a goal. Honest he did. Busch 
shot the rest. Bogue and Browne threw the ball for the necessary 
points for Spring Hill. 
Sporting Goods 43. FG. Fl. TP. Spring Hill 35. FG. Fl. TP. 

D. Steber, f 4 8 Casey, f - 

Busch, f 7 14 Gilbert, f 10 2 

Robertson, c 3 9 16 Walsh, c 2 4 








M. Steber, g 3 6 Ollinger, g _. 6 12 

Kelley, g Brinskelle, g 

Ozard, g __ LeSassier, g 2 4 

— — — Winling, g _.. 

17 9 43 Browne, c 1 8 10 

Bogue, f 2 4 

Billeaud,f _ 

14 8 35 
Referee, Ash; timer, Steckler; scorer, Schwegmann. 

February 25 — Head lines or rather scare heads in the paper 
should have been used when the Mobile Sporting Goods won from 
Spring Hill the final game of the series. In order to get publicity 
and not being able to get it by winning it, Mike Steber pulled his trump 
trick by quitting. Yes, Mike is some Jjttle basketball heaver. Our hats 
off to you, Mike, in a final farewell. Robertson, Davie Steber and 
Busch did the shooting for the Sporting Goods, while Ollinger and 
Browne caged the ball for Spring Hill. 

February 27 — Too much Cooper and Parks was the trouble with 
Mississippi College. These two men shot goals from all angles and 
consequently Spring Hill was on the short end of a 24-20 score. Bogue, 
Browne and Ollinger played a steady game for Spring Hill. Captain 
Walet was on the bench with a hurt shoulder. 

Miss. College 24. FG. Fl. TP.jftfi Spring Hill 20. FG. 

Cooper, f 5 1 lljfBogue, f _ 3 

Meeks, f Joilinger, f _... 2 

Lambright, c SBrowne, c 1 

Barnett, c 2 4 SrLeSassier, g 

Jones, g --..2 3 7 g Winling, g 1 

Bailey, g 10 2 'Gilbert, f 1 

10 4 24 8 4 20 

Referee, Moyer; timer, Steckler; scorer, Schwegmann. 









February 28 — The tables were turned in the last game of the 
season when the wonderful guarding of LeSassier and Winling held 


the Choctaws down. Bogue and Browne, as usual, did the scoring for 
Spring Hill. 

Miss. College 17. FG. Fl. TP. Spring Hill 22. FG. 

Cooper, f 2 15 Bogue, f 3 

Parks, f Ollinger, f 2 

Barnett, c 10 2 Browne, c 2 

Jones, g 2 2 LeSassier, g 1 

Bailey, g Winling, g 1 

Meeks, f Gilbert, f 1 

Lambright, f 3 2 8 

Parks, c 000 9 4 22 

6 5 17 

Referee, Moyer; timer, Steckler; scorer, Schwegmann. 










Browne 171 Ollinger 46 

Bogue 160 Gilbert - - 28 

Walet 139 Walsh 8 

LeSassier 68 Brinskelle 

Winling 38 

Spring Hill 658 

Opponents 534 

W. L. Pet. 

Spring Hill 14 9 .609 

Opponents 9 14 .391 

Xhe Leagues 

The old custom of leagues, which were started some thirty years ago, is still 
quite a fad at Spring Hill. So, after our return from the holidays, Mr. Whipple 
called a meeting of a few of the best players who were not on the Varsity squad. 
For a little over two hours, strong language passed between the various choosers, until 
finally, four teams were picked. O'Shee told the whole crowd that Dan Casey was a 
d — good shot, but did not pick him. The teams were pretty evenly matched. The 
following are the line ups: 

Captain A. Casey, Fox, Schwegmann, Maurin, Crocy and Brecknel. 

Captain O'Shee, D'Antoni, Mulherin, Burguieres, Steckler and Wratten. 

Captain Harty, Billeaud, Provosty, Impastato, Coyle, Dowd and Dietlien. 

Captain Flautt, Bostick, Druhan, Gianotti, Otto and DeHoff. 

Casey's team apparently had the best of it from the start. They won three 
games straight, while O'Shee won two and lost one. However, Casey's team took 
a few off days, and O'Shee, keeping up his winning streak, forged ahead. Then 
Casey came back strong, tied O'Shee for first place, and took the lead in the last 
game of the season, Harty beating O'Shee and Casey Flautt. Harty's team got off 
to a bad start, but came into the home stretch wide open, and overtook Flautt, who 
was having a very hard time winning games. 

It was the fine shoot'ng of Fox and Casey and the excellent guarding of 
iCrocy which enabled Casey's team to cop first place. The phenominal shooting of 
D'Antoni is the main reason of O'Shee's remarkable showing. Billeaud was the 
reason for Harty's strong comeback near the end of the season. All of Flautt's 



team played a steady game, Bostick's work sometimes being sensational, but some- 
how they could not put over enough markers to win. 

Mr. Whipple promised the winning team pins, and all are confident that 
they will be something worth while. The following men get the pins: Casey, Fox, 
Schwegmann, Maury, Crocy and Becknel. 

In the second league Dan Hardie's team won the pins very easily. Maury's team 
came out second. 

The following are the box scores of each game: 

The first game of the league was played by O'Shee and Harty. O'Shee ap- 
parently had an easy time, score being 20 to 11. In the second game Casey and 
Flautt played a tight game, Casey finally winning 8 to 5. 

O'Shee 20. 

FG. Fl. TP. 

Dantini, f 3 

Burguieres, f 3 4 

Mulherin, c 1 

O'Shee, g „. 1 

May, g 




Harty 11. 

FG. Fl. TP. 

Billeaud, f 1 2 

Provosty, f „ 

Harty, c „ 

Impastato, g 2 1 

Dietlien, g „ 

Youd, g 




Casey 8. FG. 

3asey, f 1 

Fox, f ... 

Schwegmann, c 1 

Crocy, g 

Maurin, g 









Flautt 5. FG. Fl. TP. 

Bostick, f 10 2 

Watts, f 

Flautt, c „ 3 3 

Otto, g 

DeHoff, g 

In th esecond set of games O'Shee and Casey met, and Casey totally outclassed 
O'Shee, winning 40 to 8. Harty and Plautt played a fine game, Harty just nosing 
out Flautt by a 30 to 28 score. 

Casev 40. FG. Fl. TP. 

Casey, f 9 2 20 

Fox, f 2 4 8 

Schwegmann, c 4 8 

Maurin, g „ 2 4 

Crocy, g 

17 6 40 

O'Shee 8. 

FG. Fl. TP. 

D'Antoni, f 2 

Burguieres, f 1 

Mulherin, c 1 

O'Shee, g 

Steckler, g 




Flautt 28. FG. Fl. TP. 

Bostick, f 113 

Druhan, f ? 2 2 5 

Otto, c 4 8 

Flautt, g 2 15 

DeHoff, g 3 6 



Harty 30. FG. Fl. TP. 

Billeaud, f 5 10 

Provosty, f 5 10 

Harty, c 3 6 

Youd, g 

Impastato, g 2 4 



Casey kept the lead when he defeated Harty 14 to 12, while O'Shee beat Flautt 
2" to 13. Harty's team almost overtook Casey's in the second half, however, Casey 
tl rew two perfect baskets which won the game. 

Casey 14. 

FG. Fl. TP. 

Casey, f 3 4 10 

Fox, f 10 2 

Schwegmann, c 

Maurin, g 10 2 

Crocy, g „ 

Harty 12. 

FG. Fl. TP. 

Billeaud, f 3 2 8 

Provostv, f 10 2 

Hartv, c 10 2 

Youd, g 

Impastato, g 





O'Shee 22. FG. PI. TP. 

D'Antoni, f 4 19 

O'Shee, f 4 19 

Mulherin, c 2 4 

Steckler, g 

Wratten, g „ 

10 2 22 

Flautt 13. FG. Fl. TP. 

Bostick, f 4 19 

Druhan, f 

Flautt, c 10 2 

Gianotti, g 10 2 

DeHoff, g 

Otto, c 



Casey's team finally met defeat, in the closest game played, at the hands of 
Flautt. At the half the score was 9 to 9 and Flautt threw a pretty basket, winning 
the game 17 to 16. O'Shee, on the other hand, had an easy time with Harty, winning 
23 to 26. This left O'Shee and Casey tie for first place, each winning 3 and los- 
ing 1. 

Flautt 17. 

FG. Fl. TP. 

Casey 16. 

FG. Fl. TP. 

Williams, f 1 

Bostick, f 2 1 

Otto, c 1 

Flaut,t g 1 

Druhan, g 1 

Gianotti, f 2 



Casey, f 2 2 

Fox, f 3 

Schwegamnn, c „ 2 

Maurin, g 

Crocy, g 



Harty 16. 

FG. Fl. TP. 

O'Shee 23. 

FG. Fl. TP. 

Harty, f 5 

Provosty, f „ 2 

Impastato, c 2 

Youd, g 

Dietlien, g 




D'Antoni, f 6 1 13 

O'Shee, f 14 6 

Mulherin, c 2 4 

Steckler, g 

Wratten, g 

9 5 23 

O'Shee firmly entrenched himself in first place when he decisively defeated 
Casey 22 to 10. Flautt's team had reached a winning stride and easily defeated 
Harty 27 to 12. 

O'Shee 22. FG. 

D'Antoni, f 2 

Burguieres, f 2 

Mulherin, c 4 

OO'Shee, g 1 

Steckler, g 1 

Wratten, g 

Fl. TP. 




Casey 10. FG. 

Casey, f 1 

Fox, f 1 

Schwegmann, c 1 

Maurin, g 1 

Crocy, g 










Flautt 27. 

FG. Fl. TP. 

Harty 12. 

FG. Fl. TP. 

Bostick, f 5 10 

Druhan, f „ 11 

Flautt, c 7 14 

Youd, g 

Gianotti, g 10 2 

Otto, g 

13 1 27 

Provosty, f 

O. P. McEvoy, f 10 2 

Harty, g 3 6 

DeHoff, g 

Dietlien, g 

Impastato, g 2 4 

6 12 

The next set of games brought O'Shee and Casey to another tie. Flautt, com- 
ing from behind, defeated O'Shee 25 to 16. Casey's team, intent on victory, 
easily outclassed Harty's 30 to 12. 



Flautt 25. FG. Fl. TP. 

Bostick, f 5 2 12 

Gianotti, f ! 

Flautt, c 4 8 

DeHoff, g -- 

Druhan, g 13 5 

Otto, c _. 

10 5 25 

Casey 31. FG. Fl. TP. 

Casey, f 4 2 10 

Fox, f 13 5 

Schwegmann, c 4 8 

Maurin, g 4 8 

Crocy, g 



O'Shee 16. FG. Fl. TP. 

D'Antoni, f 3 3 9 

Burguieres, f 2 2 

Mulherin, c ..." 2 4 

Steckler, g 

A. Billeaud, g „ 10 2 

6 5 17 

Harty 12. FG. Fl. TP. 

Billeaud, f 

Provosty, f 

Harty, c 

Dietlien, g 

Impastato, g 

Youd, g 

O'Shee and Casey held their respective places, O'Shee winning fro 
close game, 30 to 27. Casey, however, had a comparatively easy 
Flautt 22 to 15. 

Harty 27. FG. 

Billeaud, f 6 

Provosty, f 2 

Harty, c 4 

Youd, g 

Impastato, g 1 







Flautt 15. 

FG. Fl. TP. 

Bostick, f 3 

Gianotti, f 1 

Flautt, c 3 

DeHoff, g 1 

Otto, g 



O'Shee 30. 
D'Antoni, f .. 
O'Shee, f .... 
Mulherin, c 
Wratten, g .. 
Steckler, g .. 
Burguires, f 

Casey 22. 

Casey, f 

Fox, f 

Schwegmann, c 

Maurin, g 

Crocy, g 












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With the coming of good old summer time, basketball was discarded and base- 
ball came into vogue. From a world of material a club of fifteen men was selected 
to represent the College, and the seasoning process is well under way. From present 
indications the college has one of the strongest teams in the South and a few more 
games will place it among the best. Practice has strengthened both infield and out- 
field to such an extent that an error on the part of either is more an exception than 
a rule. The diamond has been carefully gone over with rake and roller and is now 
in the best possible condition. 

For the first time in several years, Spring Hill presents a strong pitching staff. 
An abundance of material enabled the coach to select a quintet of hurlers who bid 
fair to rival the work done by the Spring Hill championship ball artists of 1919. 
Billeaud, on the mound, shows wonderful improvement over last season. His control 
is much better, as was shown during the Hattiesburg game, and his speed and curves 
have assumed big league proportions. Spring Hill expects Billeaud to take care of a 
large part of the wing work this season. Toups has been taking a long time to get 
into shape, but he is now "there with the goods." His last summer's experience has 
been helpful to him this year. The manner in which he shut out Mississippi A. & M., 
which have been treated similarly only twice in the last six years, is the envy of 


all the hurlers in the Gulf States. H ; s batting' has also improved to such an extent 
that he is transferred to the outfield when he is not occupying his regular position. 
O'Brien, a new comer and a south paw, has been going fairly well and it is hoped 
the hot weather will make him reach a higher degree of perfection. Time and 
careful coaching will bring out the best in him. Wratten, a protige of Mount St. 
Mary's, has an armful of control along with a lot of speed, but his "hooks" have 
not come up to standard as yet. Walsh, an acquisition from Barton and another 
south paw, has improved daily. He puts his entire weight behind the sphere and his 
curves work well; time will improve his control. Ching is following in the foot- 
steps of his cousin, a former Spring Hill moundman. He has a lot of speed, a good 
curve and is gradually working into form. This quintette of ball tossei-s are all of 
a higher class than the ordinary run of college pitchers and with these men to defend 
her on the field of athletic combat Spring Hill feels certain of a long line of vic- 
tories during the 1922 season. 

Babbington has the receiving end of the game again this year. Besides being an 
experienced player and one of the best catchers Spring Hill has ever had, he is dan- 
gerous at the bat and frequently delivers a hit in the pinches. He works his pitcher 
so as to get the best out of him and never fails to instill pep into the club. Hiis 
peg has improved so remarkably that base stealing has been reduced to a minimum. 
D' Antonio, as second catcher, has been doing nicely. 

Walet, who has been out of the game for quite a while with a bad arm, is back 
again, showing his old form. Three years of experience has taught him how to 
cover the initial sack. His foot work and throws are excellent and he manages to 
prevent many an error being marked down in the score book. Marston's work at 
Second is little short of phenomenal. No grounder is to tricky or linero too hot 
for him to nab. Brinskelle is handling short with efficiency and dispatch and he will 
probably get his batting eye in good shape with a little more practice. Gilbert is 
without doubt one of the most thorough third basemen Spring Hill has ever boasted 
of. Nothing can get through him and he very seldom fumbles. At the plate he has 
a long swing and usually connects. A proof of how fast he is on the bases is found 
out by the score book, which has him marked down with eleven pilfered sacks for 
this season. 

In the outfield Winling, Browne, Bogue and H. Billeaud are above criticism. 
Winling is an excellent fielder and a constant source of amiety to the opposing pitch- 
er when at bat. Extra base hits are his line and he occasionally raps out 
a homer to break the monotony. Browne, in center, has a perfect fielding record. 
A ball batted into his territory never gets by. At the plate he shares honors with 
Winling as a hard and timely hitter. During the game with the St. Louis Browns 
he made a home run, knocking the ball over the left field fence. Bogue, in right, 
has been playing very good ball, taking big chances and seldom making an error. 
At bat he is still a little weak, but on the bases he is fast and cool. H. Billeaud is 
showing up well in the gardens and his peg to the plate is exceedingly good. 

Spring Hill has without doubt the best team in years. It possesses that so 
necessary characteristic of every good club of sticking together and playing determid- 
ly even when the odds are overwhelmingly against it. This quality leads the fans 
to expect big things for the 1922 season and in the encounters up to date they have 
not been disappointed. 

The first few games were mainly for practice. They included contests with 
High School, the St. Louis Browns and the All Stars, a semi-professional team from 
Mobile. Our first real encounter was with Loyola University of New Orleans, which 
succumbed to the speed and "hooks" of Walsh and O'Brien in the first game to 
the tune of 9 to 4. The second engagement with Toups on the mount went also to the 
college, 9 to 1. 

The next game was with the Mobile All Stars, who lost a tight game, 4 to 5. 
Mississippi A. & M. came next for a two-game series and completely outplayed 
Spring Hill in the first contest and won 14 to 5. In the second, the tables were 
turned, Spring Hill shutting them out 7 to 0. The Mobile Bears came next and 
beat Spring Hill 9 to 2 in a game more closely contested than the score indicates. 

This proved to be a very tight game, in which the High School waB finally 
nosed out in the final inning. Manigan and H. McEvoy played stellar ball for 


the High School, while Winling and Billeaud did the work for the College, Billeaud 
striking out eleven men. 

Score by innings: R. H. E. 

Spring Hill High Oil 000 010—3 4 

Spring Hill 200 000 101—4 6 6 

Batteries: H. McEvoy, Maury and Adams; Toups, Billeaud and Babbington, 


The All Stars tied the score in the ninth inning, and the game was called on 
account of darkness. Jones and Turner played fine ball for the All Stars, Turner 
striking out eleven men, while Browne and Babbington were the Spring Hill stars. 

All Stars 000 000 031 00—4 9 4 

Spring Hill 020 020 000 00—4 8 6 


The Browns came out and had a very exciting practice at the expense of Spring 
Hill. Of course Sisler, Tobin, Ellerbe, Williams, Jacobson, Gerber, McManus and 
the rest of them showed Spring Hill how to play bateeball. Spring Hill also showed 
the Browns how to make double plays, and errors. The game was very interesting, 
however, and was enjoyed by all. Judge Landis came out, was introduced to the 
Faculty, and introduced himself to the boys. 

Score by innings: R. H. E. 

St. Louis 050 101 512 — 15 18 2 

Spring Hill 120 100 010— 5 13 6 

Batteries: Overlook, Meine and Collins; Toups, Ching, O'Brien and Babbington. 


Some of Loyola's players missed the train and came over for the second game. 
It's a pity they didn't stay in New Orleans altogether for the team played much bet- 
ter without them. Mains and Gravois played stellar ball for Loyola, Mains hitting 
two home runs, and Gravois striking out six men. Brinskelle and Gilbert played 
fine ball for Spring Hill. 

Score by innings: R. H. E. 

Loyola 102 000 001 — 4 3 6 

Spring Hill 024 210 00— 9 8 3 

Batteries: Gravois and Hankerson; Walsh, O'Brien and Babbington. 


The second game was a repetition of the first, only more so. Spring Hill hit 
the offerings of Cahill to all corners of the lot, piling up thirteen hits. Cameron 
and Gibson played fine ball for Loyola, while Gilbert, Bogue and Brinskelle did 
most of the hitting for Spring Hill. 

Score by innings: R. H. E. 

Loyola 000 001 000—1 6 5 

Spring Hill 000 104 40* — 9 13 3 


Spring Hill had held the All Stars 5 to 1 until the ninth inning, when they 
rallied, and scored three runs. The rally was cut short when O'Brien relieved Walsh 
in the box. The hitting of Schulte and the fine catching of Jones were the out- 
standing features for the All Stars. Winling and Browne had a fine day at bat, 
and Bogue and Gilbert took their time about stealing a few bases. 

Score by innings: R. H. E. 

All Stars 000 000 103 — 4 8 5 

Spring Hill 013 010 00*— 5 9 3 

Batteries: Williams, Chambers and Jones; Wratten, Walsh, O'Brien and Bab- 


The first game of this series with A. & M. was very disastrous for Spring Hill. 

Hits and errors abounded and Spring Hill got the worst of it. O'Brien allowed 10 

hits and 12 runs, and this alone was enough to win any game. Mitchell's pitching 

for A. & M. was phenomenal and he had a very successful day at bat, securing 


two two-baggers and a single in four times up. whilst Browne and Winling had a 
fairly decent time themselves, getting- several extra base hits. 

Score by innings: R. H. E. 

A. & M 025 322 000—14 13 3 

Spring' Hill 201 010 200— 5 8 6 

Batteries: Mitchell and Parker; O'Brien, Walsh and Babbington. 

Spotlights on Our Sports 

After a successful basketball season, we have but one regret, 
that the Tulane series turned out so disastrously. Dame Fortune 
sponsered their cause, while we had to be content with that lady's un- 
lovely daughter, Miss Fortune. We fared no better in our encounter 
with the "Louisiana Tiger." 

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"Y'ever" see a better pair of guards than Winling and LeSassier? 
Their opponents seldom outguessed them. 

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Captain Gene Walet has played his last game of basketball for 
Spring Hill. College supporters will miss him greatly next season, 
and will have to look far to fill his place. 

If Browne can handle a rifle as well as a basektball, Uncle Sam's 
army is minus the best sharpshooter in the world. What a sniper he 
would have been! 

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Here's to the scrubs, God bless them. Brinskelle, Gilbert, Walsh, 
Casey, Ollinger and Billeaud kept the varsity in tip-top shape. Prac- 
tically every one of them was given a chance to play in some game 
during the season. 

Our athletes have discarded jerseys, trunks and gymn shoes for 
the paraphernalia of the national sport. After the business of picking 
a nine and utility men, the selection of the leagues began. Many a 
prospective Sisler, Ruth, Hornsby and Cobb have graduated from the 
third league. 

From the number of "quartette clouts" hung up so far, it looks 

as if Brown, Winling and Toups bid fair to rival Babe, King of Swat. 


And then that "enfant terrible" starts again in baseball. On his 
first trip to the platter in the Mobile Southern League game, he swung 
a right-hook to the horsehide's probosis for three sacks. Not bad. 

"Doug" Babbington, our trusty backstop, would make a valuable 
addition to the Mobile police force, judging by the way he makes op- 
posing base runners behave. There'll be no petty larceny in regard to 
bags when "Doug" crooks a threatening pegging arm. Just watch how 
they stick close to the sack. 


Better not allow Connie Mack to get his eye on our pitchers — not 
yet, anyway. That eagle-orbed old gentleman is sure to take a fancy 
to nine-tenth of our hurling staff. There's "Len" Toups and "Rusty" 
Billeaud of the old guard, and "U-Boat" O'Brien of the undersea de- 
livery, "Dick" Ching, and "Ingersoll" Wratten, a trio of newcomers, 
making the best little aggregation of sphere pushers that ever struck 
out a batter. The last named has a wind-up exactly like the watch that 
made the dollar famous, but he's all there. 

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With Walet, Marston and Gilbert guarding bases in the order 
named, and Brinskelle at short, it is seldom that a hit is charged against 
the inner garden. And they are fast, too. Almost every game they 
figure in a couple of double retirings. 

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Last, but by no means least, comes the outfield. Winling, Browne, 
Bogue and "Lefty" Billeaud alternate in handling the long distance 
defense, and with a vengeance. 

High School Athletics 

C. VEGA, JR., A. B. '22. 

Success crowned the efforts of Coach Connors' cagesters during- the past season. 
Practice was begun after the Xmas vacations. With barely a week's training the 
team faced one of their toughest games, namely that with Barton Academy. The 
absence of "Rabbit" Hebert from the line up was a severe handicap. Even with 
all these troubles on hand, the High School quintet gave the Bartonians a tough 
game, losing by a single goal, for the final score was 22 to 24. After the first game 
the Hillians settled down to hard work and with plenty of willing- and able material 
on hand, Coach Connors set about building up a team which played havoc with sev- 
eral teams that had high hopes of coming through the season with a clean slate. 
The second game of the season was with the Camp Grounds team of Mississippi. 
The representatives of the neighboring state were sent home tired and beaten to 
the tune of 47 to 10. The third victims were those of the McGill Institute of Mobile. 
Spring Hill, Barton, U. M. S. (better known as Wright's) and McGill were members 
of the City High School League. The boys from the Institute succumbed to the 
finer technique of the Hillians and finally retired, having caged only 22 points 
against the 49 points of the home team. A still greater defeat was the next game 
when Wright's fell victims to the excellent shooting prowess of the High team and 
another Spring Hill victory was chalked up, 53 to 3. Then came the second Barton 
game. Both teams were on keen edge for the fray. The contest was staged on 
the Collge Court and was a thriller from start to finish. There wasn't a let-up on 
either side during the entire forty minutes of play. This t'.me and only this time 
did Dame Fortune award her winning smile to the Hillians, for the final count stood 
Barton 28, Spring Hill 32. This proved to be the only game in which our team 
was able to present their best line up against Barton. The score shows that the 
Hillians excelled in every way. 

Mississippi was then pitted against the Alabama Springhillians, and again the 
"laurels" of victory went to the home state. Laurel High of that city came to 
Spring Hill and after a really tough battle, the home team proved the better of 
the two and won 26 to 22. Laurel further proved the Hillians' supremacy over 
Barton by beating them the night after they met Spring Hill. Next came another 
City League game, and another scalp was added to the bulky collection. It is suf- 
ficient to state the score, 54 to 24. On the following holiday, the home team jour- 
neyed to Bay Minette to play said team. Here under difficulties the team suf- 
fered defeat. The Hillians were accustomed to playing on an enclosed court. How- 
ever, the Baldwin County cagesters had only an outdoor court to offer, and the 


Hillians were at a,' loss with the unfamiliar sun-oundings. , The game ended in a 26 
to 18 victory for the Bay Mmette basketeers. A return game was arranged with 
them, to be played on the College Court, but they cancelled the contest, because 
of existing sickness in the city at the time. For a second time the High School 
team met the St. Joseph team on the court and for a second time administered a 
defeat. The first had been- a.' 48 -to 7 win, but the secortd was a more closely played 
game and ended 34 to 15. 

The strong Sidney Lanier team of Montgomery was next on the list and every- 
one was keyed up to a high pitch for the game. It proved to exceed all expectations 
for no one knew the final outcome until the very end, even though the Hillians were 
always in the lead. For forty minutes the thrilling battle lasted; then came the end 
and with it another Spring Hill victory, 30 to 27. Barton was the next to face 
us. However, the fact that the game would decide whether Spring Hill or Barton 
would be the City Champs, made it an important one. The Hillians fought, but 
Barton won and, although the home team could have been in a slump any other 
time except that, still the fact remains that Barton carried off the long end of the 
score and with it went the City League Championship. The two remaining games 
were played on the same afternoon. The High School team took on both McGill 
and Wright's. The former were swamped, 57 to 14, while the latter fell victims to 
a milder dose, only receiving a 39 to 10 defeat, which goes to show that the team 
could play when they were in true form. 

,, A summary of the season shows that the Hillians scored 562 points as against 
265 of their opponents. They won 12 games and lost 2, which gives them an aver- 
age of .800 and a scoring average of about 37 or 38 points a game, to the 17 or 18 of 
their opponents. A most creditable record. 

The success of the season is largely due to the excellent work of Coach Connors. 
His ability to handle the men and impart the necessary knowledge are just a couple 
of his many excellent qualities. To Captain "Pete" Mannigan must go much of the 
praise for the wonderful work of the team. His untiring efforts and his stellar 
work at the guard position helped to make the season a great success. Ed McEvoy, 
to whom credit must be given for the majority of the Hillians' points, was about 
the best high school center in the state. He was always on the jump and his well 
nigh perfect shooting won many of the games for the Purple and White. His brother 
and right hand man, "Babe," was ever present with his keen shooting ability. Many 
a time "Babe" would bring the crowds to their feet with a long shot, which went to- 
wards bringing home the bacon. With him at the other forward position was 
Charlie McCue, Charlie was an unknown quantity at the beginning of the season, 
but under Coach Connor's wing and with his own natural abilities he turned out to 
be one of the best men on the squad. He was a steady consistent player, getting 
his regular number of goals per game and always trailing his man all over the floor. 
Hebert, the other guard, who played side by side with Captain Mannigan, was the 
greatest source of worry to every opposing team. It was almost impossible to get 
past him and if ever he got hold of the ball, he would execute a court long shot* 
which seldom failed to be a marker. Killeen and Grace were the sub forwards. The 
former was fast and an excellent player, but inexperience kept him out of a regular 
berth. Grace was a capable man on defense and still more on offense. Druhan, 
sub guard, turned out to be a fine product. Had it not been that the Hillians were 
already gifted with a pair of unusual guards, he would probably have had a first 
string position. As it is he starred whenever he was sent in to relieve either of 
the regulars. Ryan at sub center was another good man. He is gifted with natural 
ability and if once started, can play a rattling good game. May and Hassinger did. 
not remain with the squad the entire season, but during their stay with the team 
and when called into a game, both put up the old fiery and peppery fight. Perry 
was another addition to the squad. He was ever ready to get in and always gave 
the best in him. 

All in all the season is not to be considered as bad merely because we lost 
the City Championship, for there is still a chance of getting that back by winning 
the baseball series. Let us take an optimistic view of the situation and look forward 
to the baseball season which we all hope will prove to be even more succssful than 
that of basketball. 

Casey and O'Shee hooked up one of the most brilliant played games of the sea- 
son. With O'She ehaving Casey 23 to 5 at the end of the half, Casey came back 



strong and allowed O'Shee only two goals, while they annexed 23 points. Harty took 
over Flautt in another tight game, 33 to 27. 

O'Shee 27. FG. 

O'Shee, f 3 

D'Antoni, f 4 

Mulherin, c 3 

Burguieres, g 2 

Steckler, g 1 

Wratten, f 


Flautt 27. FG. 

Bostick, f 4 

Druhan, f „ 4 

Flautt, c 3 

DeHoff, g 

Gianotti, g 1 

Otto, c 





















Casey 28. FG. 

Casey, f 3 

Fox, f 4 

Schwegmann, c 5 

Maurin, g 1 

Crocy, g 


Harty 33. FG. 

Billeaud, f 4 

Provosty, f 2 

Harty, c 8 

Youd, g 

Coyle ,g 1 

Dietlien, g 

Impastato, g 

















3 27 
Harty had encountered a winning streak and cleaned up with Casey's team, 
winning 28 to 16. O'Shee took advantage of this, heat Flautt, and tied for first 

Harty 28. FG. 

Billeaud, f 4 

Provosty, f 3 

Coyle, c 4 

Youd, g 

Impastato, g 

Fl. TP. 
6 14 




Casey 16. FG. 

Casey, f 

Fox, f 2 

Schwegmann, c 1 

Maurin, g 1 

Crocy, g 



8 16 

O'Shee 31. 

FG. Fl. TP. 

Flautt 23. 

FG. Fl. TP. 

D'Antoni, f 5 4 14 

O'Shee, f „ 3 17 

Mulherin, c 4 8 

Steckler, g 

Burguieres, g 10 2 

Gianotti, f 10 2 

Bostick, f 2 15 

Flautt, c 5 1 11 

Druhan, g 14 6 

DeHoff, g „ 

13 5 31 9 6 24 

The last games of the season was between Hart yand O'Shee, and Casey and 

Flautt. O'Shee and Casey were tied for first place, and while Harty was winning 

from O'Shee 22 to 18, Casey won from Flautt 39 to 28, thus winning the pins. 

Harty 22. FG. Fl. TP. O'Shee 18. FG. Fl. TP. 

Billeaud, f 3 7 13 D'Antoni, f 3 

Provosty, f „ 10 2 O'Shee, f 1 

Coyle, c 3 

Youd, g „ 

Impastato, g „ 

Dietlien, g 


7 7 21 

Casey 39. . FG. Fl. TP. 

Casey, f 4 8 

Fox, f 5 5 15 

Schwegmann, c 6 12 

Crocy, g '. 

Maurin, g ._. 2 4 

Becknel, g 

Mulherin, c 2 

Burguieres, g 2 

Steckler, g 

Flautt 28. 

FG. Fl 

Bostick, f 3 

Druhan, f „ „ 2 

Flautt, c 3 

Gianotti, g 3 

DeHoff, g 

Otto, c 1 

























Casey 7 

O'Shee 6 

Harty 4 

Flautt 3 


Casey 222 Flautt 

O'Shee 217 Harty 


D'Anotni 89 Maurin 

Billeaud „ 75 Otto 

Fox 73 Gianotti ... 

Casey 72 Coyle 

Bostick 64 Impastato . 

Flautt 61 DeHoff 

Schwegmann 53 Steckler ... 

Harty 52 Youd 

Mulherin 48 Crock 

O'Shee 44 Becknel ... 

Provosty 38 Dietlien 

Druhan 37 Wratten ... 

Burguieres 31 

W. L. Pet. 












. 24 
. 19 
. 17 
. 17 
. 15 




Ara&pmtr l^onorfi 


Senior A. B. — First, A. Cosio; second, A. Casey. 

Junior A. B. — First, A. J. Crocy; second, J. K. Mahorner. 

Junior B. S. — First, D..W. Stewart; second, H. Billeaud. 

Sophomore A. B. — First, F. L. Cirlot; second, E. A. Mottet. 

Sophomore B. S. — First, D. J. Casey; second, L. Billeaud. 

Sophomore Pre-Medical — First, G. Sullivan. 

Sophomore Special — First, E. H/Bostick. 

Freshman A. B. — First, J. C. Otto; second, F. O. Schmidt. 

Freshman B. S. — First, P. A. Duquesne; second, P. H. Gianotti. 

Freshman Business — First, Fi L. Young; second, V. P. Keuper. > 

Freshman Pre-Engineering— First, T. B. Christian; second, H. J. 

Freshman Pre-Medical — First, J. S. Davidson; second, G. L. Kaiser. 


Fourth Year High A. B. — First, J. Weatherby; second, J. Bowab. 

Fourth Year High B. S. — First, M. N. Oliver; second, T. C. May. 

Fourth Year High Business — First, E. McEvoy. 

Third Year High A. B. — First, J. Cowley; second, E. Schmidt. 

Third Year High B. S. — First, C. Drouin; second, G. Brussard. 

Third Year High Business — First, M. Oliver; second, J. Tedesco. 

Third Year High Special — First, C. Arias. 

Second Year High A. B. — First, H. Schmidt; second, G. Unruh. 

Second Year High A. B. (Special) — First, R. Troups. 

Second Year High B. S. — First, E. Crocy; second, N. Landaiche. 

First Year High A. B. — First, E. McKinney ; second, H. Frenkel. 

First Year High B. S. — First, Geo. Ryan ; second, H. Cazentre. 


Senior A. B. — First, A. Casey; second, A. Cosio. 

Junior A. B. — First, A. J. Crocy; second, L. Mulherin. 

Junior A. B. Special — First, C. C. Cole. 

Junior Business — First, J. O. Tremmel. 

Sophomore A. B. — First, E. A. Mottet; second, F. Cirlot. 

Sophomore B. S. — First, D. Casey. 

Freshman A. B. — First, G. C. Wratten ; second, J. C. Otto. 

Freshman B. S.- — First, F. B. Gianotti ; second, J. A. Youd. 

Freshman Business — First, F. L. Young. 

Freshman Pre-Eng. — First T. B. Christian; second, H. Levigne. 


Fourth High A. B. — First, V. Kieinpeter. 

Fourth High B. S.— First, F. Grace. 

Third High A. B. — First, C. E. Schmidt; second, A. B. Calder. 

Third High Special — First, B. Taylor. 

Second High A. B. — First, G. Unruh; second, C. Weatherby. 

First High A. B. — First, E. McEvov; second, L. Mayo. 

First High B. S.— First, Geo. Ryan. 


Book Review 


By Hippolyte Delehaye, S. J. Translated from the French by Henry Churchill 
Semple, S. J. 12mo., net, $1.50, postage 10 cents. Benziger Brothers, New York. 
The author, a member of the Association of Scholars called "Bollandists," who 
devote themselves to the work of editing the "Acts of the Saints," was exceptionally 
well qualified to write this life of the Holy Model of Youth. A learned critic and a 
great lover of the truth, he tells us what we of this day most want to know about 
the actions and motives of the Saint and brings home to us the lessoon that the 
simple path through humble duties leads high and far those who follow it day by 
day under the eye of God. 

A Novel by E. M. Walker. 8vo., cloth, net, $2.00. Postage 15 cents. 
As charming as the smiling country-side which forms the setting for the story. 
A tale intensely real, with character delineations warmly human, breathing through- 
out an air of sweetness as fresh and free as the breezes from the cherry orchards 
about the old house from which the book takes its title. Benziger Brothers. 


By H. F. Harrington. Price $1.36. D. C. Heath & Co., New York. 
This excellent little manual is written in an endeavor to correlate the work 
of English composition with the college magazine. The book is replete with good 
points and would prove a valuable addition not only to the student who is specializing 
in journalism, but also to those whose aim is proficiency in Eng-lish composition. 
The experience and ability of the writer give an authorltive character to the book. 
Its utility will be recognized by those who use it long after school and college life. 


By Isabel C. Clarke. $2.00 net. Benziger Bros. 
Miss Clarke needs no introduction nor can any question her powers or success 
as a novel writer. A brief outline of her plot in the present volume is enough 
to secure its wide reading. The cold conventionality of an English Protestant 
home of gentle refinement and luxury make Miss Sidney rebel against her mother's 
tyranny to find more freedom to study painting in Venice with indolent and purse 
proud protegees. The love of two admirers forms the thread of the story. 


$1.15. Benziger Brothers. 
Sounty alias Francis X. Gaze, Jr., fills a book with the thrilling adventures 
that follow from his doctor's orders to take a long rest. Reels of movie scenes 
pass in quick succession before this American Catholic Boy Scout. Boys in every 
land will be waiting for the sequel to know what else besides health and wealth 
Frank will bring back from a second visit to his treasure island in the Indian ocean. 


Friendly Counsels for Home-Keeping Hearts. By Francis X. Doyle, S. J. 
12mo. cloth $1.25. Benziger Brothers. 

For those who can still enjoy instructive reading and who can appreciate 
felicitous turns of thought and harmony of expression th;s volume of Friendly Coun- 
sels for Home-Keeping Hearts should prove an inexhaustible treasure of satisfaction, 
peace and happiness. In the book Father Doy.e makes it appealingly clear, that our 
widest influence for good is within the sacred walls of our own "Home, Sweet 
Home," rather than outside of it, but that we are too frequently unconscious of its 
demands on us in this regard. 



Resolutions adopted by the Third Year High School Class of Spring 
Hill College, on the occasion of the death of Mrs. Emile Herpin, mother 
of Emile Herpin, member of said class, and 

Whereas, it has pleased the Almighty in His inscrutable wisdom to 
call from this earth to Himself Mrs. Emile Herpin, beloved mother of our 
esteemed class-mate, Emile Herpin, and 

Whereas, we fully appreciate the etxent of the sacrifice demanded 
of him and the depths of his sorrow; be it 

Resolved, that we tender to him and to his bereaved family and 
other sorrowing relatives the expression of our heart-felt sympathy in 
their irreparable loss; and, be it further 

Resolved, that as an earnest of our affectionate regard and of 
the sincerity of our condolence we present to the family a wreath of 
flowers and offer a chaplet of prayers, Holy Communions and other 
meritorious acts for the repose of the soul of the dear departed ; and 
further be it 

Resolved, that a copy of these revolutions be sent to the family 
and also inserted in the next issue of the Springhillian. 
Signed on behalf of the class — 

F. A. CAVEY, S. J. 
JOHN R. COWLEY, Pres. A. B. 
JOHN SUPPLE, Sec'y. A. B. 

It is with profound regret that we record the death of HON. 
HENRY SARPY. Henry was ever a loyal alumnus of Spring Hill and 
preserved the esteem and friendship of the faculty to the end of his all 
too brief career. The healt-felt sympathy of the members of the faculty 
to whom he was known and who had for him a sincere affection, is 
extended to the bereaved members of his family. The following notice 
is taken from the Times Picayune: 

"Henry L. Sarpy, attorney, city notary, and a member of one of the oldest and 
most widely known families in Louisiana, died early Wednesday at his home, 2316 
Esplanade avenue, following an illness of several months' duration. 

"Mr. Sarpy was 41 years old and a native of New Orleans, the son of the late 
Leon Sarpy of St. Charles parish and New Orleans. He was educated in Spring Hill 
College and Tulane University. He became interested in political affairs in early 
life, holding several positions of improtance, among them being a member of the 
Orleans parish school board in 1915-16. 

"He wedded Miss Anita Staigg, of New Orleans, who survives, with two sons, 
Robert and Leon. Other surviving relatives are: Mrs. Lydia Tusson, of New Or- 
leans, Mrs. T. Dickson of Prairieville, La., Msr. D. V. Soniat of New Orleans, and 
Mrs. Stanley W. Ray of New Orleans, sisters; Edward Sarpy, a brother, and his 
mother, Mrs. Anna L. Sarpy." 



WHEREAS, God has seen fit to call to Himself the mother of our 
classmate, George W ratten : 

Be it resolved, That as a testimonial of our sympathy, that we, 
the Freshman Class of Spring Hill College, go to Holy Communion, 
and have three masses said for the repose of her soul. 

And be it further resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be 
sent to the bereaved family and also published in the Springhillian. 
Signed on the part of the class by 








A Priest's Tribute (Verse), A. C. M 1 

The Silver Episcopal Jubilee of Rt. Rev. Edward P. 

Allen 4 

Our Graduates 6 

"Fidentius", Presented by the College 12 

Prologue to "Fidentius" 13 

The Madonna's Place in English Poetry 17 

Smiles Versus Scowls 26 

Hon. Joseph Scott Visits Spring Hill 31 

Work, an Essay, C. C. Cole 29 

Judge Landis Releases Another Babe 32 

Commencement 34 

Valedictory 35 

Editorials 42 

A Tentative Seal 43 

Our High School Graduates 45 

Societies, Sodality, Orchestra, Band 48 

Departments 49 

Chronicle 51 

Alumni 52 

High School Locals 55 

College Athletics 59 

High School Athletics 61 

A Chess Club Established 66 



®fjp §>prutgljtUtan 

VOL XVI. JULY, 1922. No. 4. 




The month of flowers, the month of Mary's love, 

Will shower her roses on thee from above, 

And happy lambs upon the plain beneath 

Will deck their shepherd's brow with festive wreath. 

And yet, among the grateful lambs that gather 

The smile of blooming roses on the heather, 

There is a little group, « happy few, 

Who, more than others, deem it as their due 

To clasp thee closer, and a joy impart 

That withering garlands give not to the heart. 

And who are these? These are the chosen band, 
Upon whose brow you laid your shepherd-hand, 
And uttered, in a memorable hour. 
The word irrevocable: "RECEIVE THE POWER 
TO CONSECRATE." The power to consecrate 
To serve where angels only stand and wait. 
To speak the word the seraphs dare not speak, 
And draw from the celestial Mountain-peak 
Down to our darksome earth, the Summit-Light, 
Wherein the spirits gather strength and might! 

These, more than all. shall feel the grace aglow, 

The spark of more than twenty years ago, 

These will remember, in each consecration, 

Uplifting, in divine inebriation. 

The Holy Grail, yes, will remember thee 

And wish thee everlasting jubilee; 

Remember thee when thou art moved from earth, 

Above the noise of transitory mirth ; 

Remember thee when thou shalt wend thy way 

To higher joys, — till, in eternal day, 

Thy lambs shall meet thee, Shepherd on the stand 

In fields of Wheat on Heaven's pastureland. 

A. C. M. 

St. fipn. Ebuiarii p. All™, 1, i. 




Gllje Htgtft iSpurrpno tEouiarfl Patrtrk Allen, 0. S. 

Esteem for worth, how oft it is denied ! 

Deserving merit often set aside ! 

With indignation, we, not rarely see 

A puppet placed where some good man should be; 

Reward for service, oft, too long delayed; 

Debts due to sterling virtue left unpaid ! 

Preferment still, betimes, unearths a man 

Adorned with gifts, to further Heaven's plan, 

The lamp of Christian faith, on earth, to light, 

Raise stately temples, to the God of might, 

Inspire his flock with active Christlike zeal, 

Content, his life, to give, for human weal. 

Knight doughty in Truth's cause, to "do and dare," 

And yet, to honest foe, urbane and fair. 

Like this ideal, we, a Shepherd, claim, 

Loved, honored, blessed, to high and low, the same. — 

E'er be his lot in life, a happy one ! 

Near to his God, on high, when lfe is done. 

D. P. L. 


SJIjp §>tlupr tEptfirnpal Subtle 
nf St fon. ibuiarb $. Alhm 

Undoubtedly one of the keenest pleasures ever afforded Spring 
Hill College was its participation in the Silver Jubilee celebration of 
the Rt. Rev. Edward P. Allen, D. D., Bishop of Mobile. It was an 
honor which is accorded very few colleges; and Spring Hill is proud 
of the part she was privileged to take in the celebration. 

The plans for this great occasion were most diligently prepared. 
The anniversary day was not to be until Tuesday, May 16, but so great 
was the occasion, and so eagerly did Spring Hill wish to show its 
appreciation for ths distinguished Jubilarian, that on Sunday night, 
May 14, it opened the celebration with a presentation of "Fidentius," 
a religious drama, composed by Rev. D. P. Lawton, S. J., a member of 
the faculty, and presented by the students. 

The performance was a phenomenal success. Never before had so 
representative an assembly gathered in the Lyric Theatre as on that 
night. Elsewhere a description of the play will be given. 

With the Bishop in a box beautifully decorated in the episcopal 
and college colors sat numerous distinguished visitors who had come 
from all parts of the country for the Jubilee celebration. 

At least three thousand people packed the theatre and still another 
thousand could not be accommodated. 

The following cablegram was sent for the occasion by the Very 
Reverend Wlodimir Ledochowski, S. J., Superior General of the Society 
of Jesus: 

Rome, 14, 1922. 

To Rector Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala. 

Extend most hearty congratulations Bishop Allen, Episcopal Sil- 
ver Jubilee. 


Monday morning brought the arrival of countless dignitaries of the 
Church, and the programme was resumed with the celebration of Mass 
for the school children of Mobile by Bishop Allen at the Cathedral. 

At nine o'clock Tuesday morning a solemn procession left the epis- 
copal residence of the Cathedral, where Bishop Allen celebrated sol- 
emn pontifical high mass at ninety-thirty. At the gospel, a sermon by 
the Rt. Rev. J. P. Lynch, Bishop of Dallas, Texas, was preached. At 
noon the ladies of the Cathedral parish tendered a banquet to the bishop 
and his guests at the Cawthon Vineyard. After the banquet the 
guests were taken on sight-seeing trips to points of interest in and 
about the city. 

Still paying homage to his twenty-five years of faithful service, 
thousands of loyal members, priests of this diocese, visiting clergy, 
bishops, archbishops, and others assembled on the open grounds of 
St. Mary's Asylum Wednesday night in a great public gathering, bring- 


ing to its zenith the four-day ceremonial which began Sunday night. 

The reception was most impressive; the Knights of Columbus Choral 
Club opening and closing with patriotic numbers. Addresses were made 
by M. Mahorner, Jr., Tisdale J. Touart, two Spring Hill Alumni, and 
Mayor George E. Crawford. George J. Sullivan was master of cere- 

Mayor Crawford, speaking for the people of Mobile, paid a lengthy 
tribute to Bishop Allen and his ardent work, expressing delight at the 
religious tolerance existing in Mobile, which permits the Catholic, 
Protestant and Jew to work in harmony together, each conceding the 
right of the other to his own views. 

Alluding to the early history of the city, when churches were first 
built here, the mayor said he was glad that Mobile is a city of churches. 
Summing up in conclusion the epitome of the bishop's life, Mayor 
Crawford said it is expressed in two words, faith, service. 

Pouring out his gratitude for the expression of love, loyalty and 
affection, and for the many compliments paid him, Bishop Allen made 
his reply principally by lauding the priests who had welcomed him 
to the diocese and the co-operation he had received from them and 
others. He also thanked the laity for their hearty co-operation in 
everything he had undertaken. He gave thanks to the Almighty God 
for everything that had been achieved. 

Bringing to a close the four-day celebration, "Anima, the Soul's 
Awakening", a sacred drama, was rendered by the students of the 
Convent of Visitation on Thursday afternoon. It was attended by the 
large number of visiting clergy, and members of the diocese. 

CHARLES G. COYLE, A. B., '22. 


©iir (SSraimatra nf 1922 

REV. C. D. BARLAND, S. J., M.A., PH. D. 
Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy. 

High School 
next year he 
iantly stayed 

DENIS J. BURGUIERES, JR., was born in 
1901 in Louisa, La. True to the traditions 
of the Burguieres family, when the ap- 
pointed time came, "Buge" was sent to 
Spring Hill. He entered on Sept. 12th, 
1912. From this we infer that he is our 
'oldest" pupil. Denis graduated from the 
Department in 1918. The 
entered Freshman and val- 
with us to the end. Let it 
be said in his favor that "Deni" has nobly 
upheld the family name. Naturally of a 
quiet disposition, it takes one who knows 
him to appreciate his sterling qualities. 
Kind, generous and thoughtful, more than once he has gone out of his 
way to accommodate a comrade. He identified himself with our sports 
and dramatics. In the latter he is especially proficient. This was evi- 
denced by the fact that he was chosen for the title role in the now fa- 
mous play of Fidentius. For two years he was a close second in the 
Collegiate elocution contest. In his studies he has always been a con- 
scientious worker and if he continues thus he will surely succeed. He 
has a keen sense of humor and his wit is proverbial. 

Sodality '19, '20, '21, '22. 
Portier Literary Society '19, '20, '21, '22. 
"Fidentius" 1922. 



ALBERT E. CASEY. New York City 
claims Albert as her son. Born on March 
13th, 1903, the glare of the little old t^wn 
soon fatigued him and his parents brought 
him to New Orleans. From there he moved 
to Tangipahoa, La. The lure of the sea 
called him to take a several months' trip 
to Europe last summer. He visited all the 
principal seaports "over there" and his 
diary is replete with interesting data con- 
cerning the customs of our friends across 
the ocean. Albert is just that kind of a 
boy-observant. Nothing takes place around 
him without a mental note and a cata- 
log of it being registered in his brain. Al. came t ous from Kentwood 
High School, Kentwood, La. He made his complete college course 
with us. We can surely term him an accomplished student for he has 
been class leader for three consecutive years. During the R. O. T. C. 
he made the Rifle Team and received a silver medal for being the best 
drilled cadet. He is a good athlete and made both football and basket- 
ball squads for the past two years. Some day New Orleans and Tangi- 
pahoao will fight for the honor of claiming this prospective physician 
as their honored citizen. 


Springhillian '19, '20, '21, '22 

Portier Literary Society '20, '21, Secretary '22. 

Manager Football Team '21. 


BENJAMIN L. COSIO, JR., is the man 
who put life into the Senior Class. On 
Oct. 5th, 1900, Tampa rejoiced at his ar- 
rival. He received his High School educa- 
tion at the Sacred Heart College there. 
Coming to Spring Hill in September, 1918, 
he entered Freshman A. B. "Bennie", by 
his genial manner, immediately won his 
way into our hearts. He is a good "mixer" 
and an organizer of ability. He was al- 
ways a valuable asset when anything new 
was proposed. When a vacancy for cheer 
leader was created he filled the position 
admirably. He proved to be a "pep" in- 
stiller of the highest order. The student-body readily responded to his 
exhortations, and much of our success on the gridiron can be attributed 
to him. In the class room he excelled; his brilliant mind would not 
allow him to do otherwise. That he is a good speaker may be attested 
by the fact that he won the gold medal for oratory. His impersonation 
of the pontiff in the play of Fidentius won unstinted praise. As Val- 
edictorian he covered himself with glory. Bennie, the future beacons 

Class Vice-Presiden '20, '21, '22. 
Springhillian '21, Editor-in-Chief '22. i 

Cheerleader '20, '21, '22. 
"Fidentius", "Caius". 



CHARLES G. COYLE, the Beau Brummel 
of the A. B. Class, entered this world in 
1903. We first saw him in the refectory 
on Feb. 2nd, 1915. His rotund features 
gave rise to the nickname "Fatty". How- 
ever, later on he outgrew the title. He 
finished High School in June, 1918. The 
next year he forsook our company and 
chose to go to Tulane. But the call of old 
Spring Hill could not be drowned, and he 
returned to us in 1920. We welcomed 
him back and he proved to be a valuable 
acquqisition to our college life. He repre- 
sented our class ably and kept up our rep- 
utation at many social functions both in Mobile and in his home town, 
New Orleans. However, this in nowise interferred with his studies. A 
firm believer in midnight oil, he was nevertheless quite successful on 
the football field. We would have heard from him during the 1920 
season had he not been forced to retire from the squad due to injuries. 
The next year he cams back strong, played an aggressive game, and 
won the coveted "S". We are certain that success will always crown 
his serious efforts. 

Sodality '21, '21, Assistant '22. 

Class Secretary and Treasurer '22. 

College Football '21. 

TEODORO P. DIAZ first saw the light in 
1900. His birthplace is Pensacola, Fla. 
The foundation for his future education 
was laid with the good Sisters of Mercy 
and later with the Sisters of Perpetual 
Adortaion in that city. From there he went 
to the University of Dayton. Jack Frost 
drove him south and he entered Spring 
Hill. He walked down the College lane 
for the first time on Oct| 1st, 1914. "Teddy" 
graduated from the High School Depart- 
ment in June, 1917. The following year he 
entered Freshman A. B. The term of 1918- 
1919 he was forced to spend at home, not 
being an American citizen (until he bacem twenty one) he was not 
allowed to enter the S. A. T. C. However, he tells us, he did not con- 
sider that year lost for he gained some practical experience working in 
a shipyard. "Ted" returned to the old school in September, 1919, 
and as his class had gone on ahead he joined us. During his entire 
career at Spring Hill he was always identified with every entertainment 
committee. During the summer of 1921 he toured the south with our 
Jazz Band, the "College Six". He was forced to stop playing the trom- 
bone on account of throat trouble. In his Freshman year he won the 
gold medal for elocution. The next year he merited the gold medal 
for oratory. The histrionic ability he displayed in the play of Fidentius 
won the most favorable comment. We hope he will be successful in 
his new home, Mexico City. 

Choir '18, '20, '21. 

Orchestra '18, '20, '21. 

Band '18, President '20, '21. 

"College Six" Director '20, '21. 

Portier Literary Society '20, Secretary '21, President '22. 



HENRY A LESASSIER. The Crescent City 
added a new title to its claim for distinc- 
tion when Henry made his entry into it in 
1900. His elementary education was ob- 
tained at Notre Dame School and after 
that at the Jesuits' College, in his native 
city. We heard great things of "LeSass" 
even before he came to Mobile. He matric- 
ulated at Spring Hill on Sept. 6th, 1915. 
From the outset he lived up to the reputa- 
tion that had preceded him. Never once 
was that reputation endangered. In the 
classroom, on the campus, in fact, every- 
where, he was "sans peur et sans re- 
proche." No where was his striking personality shown to better advant- 
age than on the football field. He entered every game with all the 
ardor of a gladiator determined to bring honor to his cause, and to make 
the spectators "sit up and take notice." Often in the face of defeat, 
when his team-mates lacked fighting spirit, he instilled courage into 
them and staged a rally. This year Henry had the honor of winning 
the gold medal in elocution and the gold medal for good conduct. May 
he always be guided by the principles he brought with him, and which 
lie strengthened during his sojourn at the college. 

Sodality '19, First Assistant '21, Conductor '22. 
R. O. T. C. Sgt. '19, First Lieut. '20. 

College Football '20, '21. 
College Basketball '19, '20, '21, '22. 

THOMAS J. FLAUTT, the distinguished 
Mississippian, was born at Sumner, Miss., 
in 1901. It seems "Joe" began his early 
education in the "little red schoolhouse" 
up on the hill. He graduated from Sum- 
ner High School in June, 1918. Since his 
elder brother was educated at Spring Hill, 
it was only natural for Joe to follow his 
brother's footsteps. "Josh" entered our 
college in September, 1918. He got down 
to work immediately and was ever a con- 
sistent student. No task seemed too great 
for him, and he overcame all difficulties 
with an air of confidence. Self-assurance 
is his predominant characteristic. This trait won for him the esteem of 
all. It was this quality that gained him a reputation on the gridiron. 
His fearless playing enabled him to scatter his opponents to the four 
winds like chaff before the wind. Twice he was rewarded with the 
block "S". Joe was universally liked and his departure will be deeply 
felt by all. This, however, will be alleviated by the pleasant memories 
he left behind. His intrepidity will write his name amongst the out- 
standing men of his state. 

Varsity Football '20, '21. 



La., loaned us Alfred for a few years. We 
were so pleased with him that his residence 
with us flew by quickly. He made his debut 
on the world's stage in December, 1901. 
Alfred has the enviable and happy faculty 
of meeting every issue easily and with 
grace. He knows this little old world of 
ours by heart because in 1910 he made a 
trip which carried him all over the globe. 
He can tell you why the Zulus wear green 
necklaces and remembers the flavor of 
chewing gum the Eskimos prefer. He told 
us that it was during his sojourn in Kam- 
chatka that he decided to enter Spring Hill. He came to the college 
with Henry Le Sassier in September, 1915. Both finished High School 
together in 1918, and finally obtained the long-desired diploma this 
year. Alfred has a very pleasant character. His ready wit has often 
cheered a "blue" and weary heart. He also toured the South in the 
summer of 1921 as piano player for the "College Six." The Spring- 
hillian will long and gratefully remember his faithful service as Busi- 
ness Manager and wishes him a hearty Godspeed. We feel sure that 
the future will treat him kindly. Don't forget us, "Roomie". 
Sodality '19, Organist '20, '21, '22. 
Orchestra '20, '20, '21, '22. 
"College Six" '21. 
Band '19, '20, '21, '22. 
Choir '19, '20, '21, '22. 
Springhillian '20, '21, '22. 

EUGENE E. WALET. No, we are not go- 
ing to start out by saying "last in order 
but not least in merit." Eugene H. Walet 
was born in New Orleans in 1901. He 
passed his primary grades with such rapid- 
ity that we have no record of that period 
of his life. He began his High School edu- 
cation at Jesuits' High in his home town. 
He came to Spring Hill in September, 1916, 
and finished High School in 1918. What 
can be said about "Gene" would require 
double the space allotted us. In fact, we 
could take all that has been said about the 
preceding graduates, condense it, and ap- 
ply it to "Gene" for he combines in his person every desirable quality 
which his fellow graduates posses. In addition we may add that he 
is a born leader. Weigh well, gentle reader, the full significance of 
this phrase, and you will appreciate the noble qualities of "Gene" and 
realize why Spring Hill is so justly proud of him. You have read 


about leaders of men : Caesar, Bonaparte, Foch. "Gene" has the 

same qualities in a high degree. On the grid, in the midst of a hard 

struggle, his teammates loved him and followed his injunctions. Even 

though he did not utter a word, the playerrs knew "Cap" was there, 

and his moral support gave them new strength. Soldiers have died 

on the battlefield for a general of that calibre, — you know what we 

mean. This is the highest tribute we can pay "Gene" for it embodies 

everything of what we would term the BEST. He has won the good 

conduct and the Catechism medal, and in recording this we have said 

what every Spring Hill boy knows as the highest obtainable praise. 

Gene has lofty ideals and we expect him to carry them out. 

Varsity Football '17, All Sports '18, '19, '20, '21. 

Varsitv Football Captain '19, '20. 

Varsity Basketball Captain '20, '21, '22. 

Varsitv Baseball Captain '20, '21, '22. 

Sodalitv '17, '18, Prefect '20, '20, '21. 

Band '18, '19, '20, '21. 

Orchestra '18, '19, '20, '21. 



Fidentius, a tragedy in three acts, was presented by the College at 
the Lyric Theatre, Mobile, on Sunday, May 14, in compliment to His 
Lordship, The Right Rev. Edward Patrick Allen, Bishop of Mobile, on 
the occasion of his Episcopal Silver Jubilee. 

The event will long be remembered in the city of Mobile as mark- 
ing an epoch in the history of amateur dramatics. 

The unusual character of the play was, in itself, sufficient to render 
it memorable, being so marked a departure from the decadent drama 
of the day, but its presentation so far outstripped the expectations of 
the three thousand people who witnessed it, that their encomiums of 
it became the theme of their conversation for weeks after. 

The play is the composition of the Rev. D. P. Lawton, S. J., Pro- 
fessor of English at the College. It is written in Iambic Pentameter 
Verse, and abounds in highly dramatic situations, masterful charac- 
terizations, lofty sentiments, and moral suggestions so subtly interwoven 
with the action, as to be altogether unobtrusive. 

The gracefulness of the young actors, coupled with their clear enun- 
ciation and faultless articulation, gave evidence of careful and efficient 
training, whilst the interpretation of their parts was indicative of more 
than ordinary intelligence and forensic ability. 

In presence of so much general excellence it would be invidous to 
single out any of the cast for individual praise. The verdict of a keen 
dramatic critic who witnessed the performance, expresses in a single 
sentence all that could be written: "Each and every boy," he said, "so 
merged his personality in the character he enacted, that had I dropped 
into the theatre unaware of the character of the play, I would have 
thought that I was present at a professional performance, and a very 
good one at that." 

The scenery, stage settings, costumes and make-up were on a par 
with the rendition of the play, while the tableau, poetic in conception, 
and artistic in execution, gave to the performance a character of finish 
rare indeed. The Springhillian adds its voice to the chorus of congratu- 
lations that have poured in from all quarters to the management, and 
rejoices that the performance proved worthy the esteemed Prelate 
whose Episcopal Silver Jubilee celebrations it so auspiciously inaug- 

The management desires, through the medium of the Springhillian, 
to thank those whose appreciation of the play prompted them to send 
letters of congratulation. 

It also desires to express its sense of gratitude to the Mobile Truth- 
Advertiser for the ample notice it accorded the performance in its 
columns. The full and flattering account it gave, is an evidence of its 
keen appraisement of local news-values. It certainly realized that an 




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event that evoked the enthusiasm of three thousand of Mobile's most 
representative people, deserved something more than a few meagre lines 
of superficial notice. 

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To you, kind friends, I am, by collegues, sent 

To tell you that they now will here present 

Fidentius, tragic play, in which you'll see 

Exemplars of sublime fidelity. 

Is not our choice of theme supremely meet? 

For here to-night are we not met to greet 

A watchful Christian Shepherd, true and tried, 

In whom that virtue shines personified? 

Who bravely chose, in youth, "The Better Part" 

And gave to God's great work, his soul and heart 

Whose well-beloved, cherished, honored name 

Is writ upon the Church's role of fame. 

Reminiscent here tonight, we fain would praise, 

Of his good-deed-full life, the every phase, 

In simple strain, in words devoid of grace, 

Tell of the work his fertile years embrace. 

The task is too Titanic, all too vast, 

Too manifold the deeds that gem his past. 

Illumed by grace, his soul, at reason's dawn, 

To pure and high ideals, swift, was drawn, 

To live for God alone, the great desire 

Soon set his young unsullied heart on fire. 

His wise young soul beheld by Faith's bright ray, 

How swift earth's vaunted glories pass away. 

How poor the fleeting pleasures they impart, 

When man, on higher things, has set his heart. 

How promptly he, with happy, eager feet, 

In seminary sought a safe retreat, 

Where he, with holy ardor, shaped his soul 

To reach by tireless toil, God's priesthood's goal. 

And when on him devolved God's choicest dower, 

The unexampled gift of priestly power, 

He firm resolved with steadfast mind and heart, 

In service to his God, to do his part. 

To fire men's wayward souls with virtue's flame, 

Make known and loved his Master's sacred name, 

His glad evangel, in their minds to sow, 

And make them feel, of Christ-like zeal, the glow. 

To Virtue's high ideals lift their ken 


And make them upright, honest Christian men. 

And for afflicted souls, what Christ-like zeal 

Did he not ever in his great soul feel! 

When lone, and reft of hope, they pined in grief, 

It was his task to minister relief. 

To kindly lift their heavy burdens up, 

And sweeten hopeless sorrow's bitter cup. 

To calm the doubting soul, to quell its fears — 

These were the labors of his fruitful years. 

If on this festal night our lips should dare 

To voice, in feeble words, this heart-felt prayer, 

Our Alma Mater's tribute let it be, 

Of the heart-felt love which she bears for thee. 

May it, for many a happy future day, 

Be ours to own thy gentle shepherd sway 

And long may favored Alabama share 

The happy fruits of thy paternal care, 

And when for thee thy selfless toil is o'er 

May God's welcome greet thee on Heaven's Shore. 


In Three Acts 
Scene: Rome. Time, Third Century. 


Hermas, uncle of Candidus D. J. Casey 

Candidus, son of Fidentius L. Mayo 

Fidentius, a legionary commander D. Burguieres 

Statius, a centurian, kinsman of Fidentius /. T. P. Diaz 

Al Ben Ezra, Egyptian physician J. M. Bowab 

Symachus, a Roman senator ...H. F. Luckett, Jr. 

Theophrastus, a Roman orator ...R. Ching 

Laurentius, an ambitious freedman A. J. Crocy 

Donatus, a Christian senator A. E. Casey 

Faustinus, a Christian soldier V. P. Keuper 

Caius, a Roman pontiff B. L. Cosio 

Dionysius, a friend of Laurentius C. W. McKeown 

Ancyrus, a slave of Laurentius E. Mottet 

Maximian, Roman emperor C. J. O'Shee 

Audactus, a convert soldier A. Steckler 

Leonillus, a convert soldier F. X. Harty 

Bishops, Priests, Acolytes, Guards 

A. Robichaux, A. Hahn, H. Billeaud 



Overture — Equites, Suppe College Orchestra 

Prologue H. Le Sassier 


Scene 1 
In the Garden of Fidentius 

Then You'll Remember Me (Balfe) Violin Duet 

H. Billeaud, A. Hahn 

Scene 2 

Agrove near the villa of Fidentius 

Simple Aveu (Thome) Violin Duet 

H. Billeaud, A. Hahn 

Scene 3 

In the Catacombs of St. Callisto 


Scene 1 

A tribunal in the palace of Maximian 

Czardas (Michael) .College Orchestra 

Scene 2 
In the palace of Maximian 


Scene 1 

In the gardens around the Mamertine 

Scene 2 

In the Catacombs of St. Callisto 

Ermine (Tobani) College Orchestra 


The Fight is o'er, the crowns are won, 
The crowns prepared for faith and love, 

The master's greeting: "Friends, well done," 
Shall glad for aye their souls above. 


Returning to Rome after an absence of ten years, Fidentius, a legion- 
ary commander, discovers that his little son, Candidus, whom he sees 
for the first time, is blind. In the hope of remedying this misfortune, he 
summons Al Ben Ezra, a renowned Egyptian physician, by whom he 
is told there is no hope. Distracted with grief, he wanders in the 
woods near his villa, where he overhears two Christian soldiers dis- 
cussing the recent miraculous cure of a blind child by the saintly Pope, 
Caius. He prevails on the soldiers to lead him to the Pontiff. No sooner 
has Caius laid his hands on the young Candidus than he received his 
sight. Laurentius, a crafty and ambitious freedman, endeavors to per- 
suade Fidentius to usurp the throne, promising the support of the army. 
His overtures are rejected, whereupon in revenge he denouncs Fiden- 


tius, who has bcome a Christian. The emperor resolves to force his 
trusty general to forswear his allegiance to his newly-found faith, but 
Fidentius and his little son prove steadfast in their loyalty to Christ, 
and, as a consequqence, suffer death and gain a martyr's crown. 

Director Rev. D. P. Lawton, S. J. 

Stage Manager ..De Sha Niolon 

Scenic Artist H. A. Bertobtti 

Make-Up Chas. E. Mears, John F. Glennon 

Properties M. Bauer 

Electrician H. Neville 


is gratefully made to the Management and Staff of the Lyric Theatre 
for many courtesies received, also to many friends of the college for 
the valuable assistance rendered by them and highly appreciated. 


31jp fHafomuta's $Harr in Engltsli ^nrtrg 

If, as Shelly defines, "Poetry is the record of the best and happiest 
moments of the best and happiest minds", we can understand how, not- 
withstanding Mary's long exile from the country which once she 
claimed as her dowry, she has been the subject of some of the most sub- 
lime and inspiring lines that ever flowed from English pens. When the 
reformers removed the Virgin Mother from the niches where for a 
thousand years she had been placed by devout hearts, they eliminated 
an ideal of perfection for which England's poets looked in vain among 
the pagan goddesses of antiquity and the heroines of later times. It is 
not strange that in one of their "happiest moments," they turned in dis- 
gust from those poor fabulous paragons of art to her on whom the 
Creator had poured the richness of His bounty. What more fitting 
subject for their thoughts than she on whom the Godhead had thought 
from all eternity? They could not fail to realize in her an exemplar of 
womanhood, in its highest and grandest expression, and the influence 
exerted by her on the mothers and daughters of Catholic lands. So 
plain was this that John Ruskin, Calvinistical and eccentric as he was, 
confessed thnt "After the most careful examination, neither as ad- 
versary nor as friend, of the influence of Catholicity for good or evil, I 
am persuaded that the worship of the Madonna has been one of its 
noblest and most vital graces, and has never been otherwise than pro- 
ductive of true holiness of life and purity of character. * * * There 
has probably not been an innocent cottage home throughout the length 
and breadth of Europe during the whole period of vital Christianity in 
which the imagined presence of the Madonna has not given sanctity to 
the humblest duties, and comfort to the sorest trials of the lives of 
women; and every brightest and loftiest achievement of the arts and 
strength of manhood has been the fulfilment of the assured prophecy 
of the Israelite maiden, 'He that is mighty hath magnified me, and holy 
is His name.' " 

Going back to the days when England was Catholic, we find this 
beautiful carol by some unknown bard about the year 1400. Its soft 
melody and its sweet breath of flowers show how ancient is the custom 
of consecrating the fairest season of the year to the fairest of God's 

"I sing of a maiden 

That is makeless, 
King of all kings, 

To her Son she ches. 

He came all so still 

There His mother was 
As dew in April 

That falleth on the grass. 


He came all so still 

To His mother's bour 
As dew in April 

That falleth on the flower. 

He came all so still 

There His mother lay 
As dew in April 

That falleth on the spray. 

Mother and maiden 

Was never none but she ; 

Well may such a Lady 
Goddes mother be." 

Chaucer (1340-1400), the greatest of early English poets, thus beau- 
tifully describes the intercessory power of the Queen of Heaven: 

"I wote well thou wilt been our succour 

Thou art so full of bounty in certaine 
For whom a soule falleth in errour 

Thine pity goeth and haleth him againe; 

Than maketh thou his peace with his Sovrain, 
And bringest him out of the crooked strete : 

Who so thee loveth shall not love in vaine, 
That shall he find as he the life shall lete. 

Sooth is, He ne graunteth no pity 

Without thee: for God of His goodnesse 

Forgiveth none but it like unto thee : 

He hath made thee vicaire and maistresse 
Of all this world, and eke governesse 

Of heaven and represseth His justice 

After thine will ; and, therefore, in witnesse, 

He hath thee crowned in so royal wise." 

The martyr-poet, Robert Southwell, S. J., wrote in the Eliza- 
bethan age when Shakespeare was in his glory. Of the seven poems 
on Our Blessed Lady, we choose these two. On the "Annunciation" he 
has this happy thought: 

"Spell Eva back and Ave shall you find, 
The first began, the last reversed our harms: 
An angel's witching words did Eva blind, 
An angel's Ave disenchants the charms: 
Death first by woman's weakness entered in, 
In woman's virtue life doth now begin." 


On the "Death of Our Lady" this charming outburst of love: 

"Weep, living things, of life the mother dies, 
The world doth lose the sum of all her bliss, 

The Queen of earth, the Empress of the skies; 
By Mary's death mankind an orphan is: 

Let nature weep, yea let all graces moan, 

Their glory, grace, and gifts die all in one." 

Milton, the "great organ voice of England," has immortalized the 
humble Virgin in his Paradise Lost. In the Fifth Book, speaking of the 
Archangel Rafael, he thus praises the "Hail Mary," the prayer re- 
jected by the reformers: 

"On whom the Angel 'Hail' 
Bestowed, the holy salutation used 
Long after to bler.t Mary, second Eve." 

And in the Twelfth Book he puts these words in Adam's mouth: 

"O prophet of glad tidings, finisher 
Of utmost hope ! Now clear I understand 
What oft my steadfast thoughts have searched in vain, 
Why our great expectation should be called 
The seed of woman: Virgin Mother, hail, 
High in the love of Heaven." 

And in the "Hymn on the Morning of Christ's Nativity" he sings of 
ihe mystery of the Divine Motherhood: 

"This is the month and this the happy morn 

Wherein the Son of Heaven's Eternal King, 

Of wedded Maid and Virgin Mother born 

Our great redemption from above did bring." 

Contemporary with Milton, Crashaw, a Catholic poet and friend of 
Cowley, has this gem. On the "Glorious Assumption of the Blessed 
Virgin" : 

"Hark! She is called, the parting hour is come; 

Take thy farewell, poor world ! Heaven must go home, 

A piece of heavenly light, purer and brighter 

Than the chaste stars who choice lamps come to light her, 

While through the crystal orbs, clearer than they, 

She climbs, and makes a far more milky-way. 

Live! Crown of women, Queen of men; 
Live! Mistress of our song; and when 
Our weak desires have done their best, 
Sweet angels, come and sing the rest." 



Sir Walter Scott in the "Lady of the Lake" makes Ellen, the heroine, 
sing this exquisite hymn of praise and supplication to the Virgin: 

"Ave Maria! Maiden mild, 

Listen to a maiden's prayer: 
Thou canst hear though from the wild, 

Thou canst save amid despair. 
Safe may we sleep beneath thy care 

Though banished, outcast, and reviled — 
Maiden! hear a maiden's prayer; 

Mother! hear a suppliant child! — 
Ave Maria ! 

Ave Maria! Undefiled! 

The flinty couch we now must share 
Shall seem with down of eider piled 

If thy protection hover there. 
The murky cavern's heavy air 

Shall breathe of balm if thou hast smiled; 
Then, Maiden! hear a maiden's prayer, 

Mother! list a suppliant child! — 
Ave Maria ! 

Ave Maria! Stainless styled! 

Foul demons of the earth and air, 
From this their wonted haunt exiled, 

Shall flee before thy presence fair. 
We bow us to our lot of care, 

Beneath thy guidance reconciled; 
Hear for a maid a maiden's prayer 

And for a father hear a child ! — 
Ave Maria!" 

Byron depicts the calm, sweet feeling which comes over one when 
hearing the evening "Angelus" in Catholic countries: 

"Ave Maria! Blessed be the hour, 

The time, the clime, the spot, where I so oft 
Have felt that moment in its fullest power 

Sink o'er the earth so beautiful and soft! 
While swung the deep bell in the distant tower, 

Or the faint dying day-hymn stole aloft, 
And not a breath crept through the rosy air, 
And yet the forest leaves seemed stirred with prayer. 
Ave Maria! 'Tis the hour of prayer! 

Ave Maria ! 'Tis the hour of love ! 
Ave Maria ! May our spirits dare 

Look up to thine and thy Son above!" 


William Wordsworth sings the Immaculate Conception in this son- 
net, entitled the "Virgin": 

"Mother! Whose virgin bosom was uncrost 
With the least shade of thought to sin allied; 
Woman! Above all women glorified, 
Our tainted nature's solitary boast; 
Purer than foam on central ocean tost; 
Brighter than eastern skies at daybreak strewn 
With fancied roses, than the unblemished moon 
Before her wane begins on heaven's blue coast; 
Thy image falls to earth. Yet some, I ween, 
Not unforgiven the suppliant knee might bend, 
As to a visible power, in which did blend 
All that was mixed and reconciled in thee 
Of mother's love with maiden purity, 
Of high with low, celestial with terrene!" 

In this poem Mrs. Hemans sings the praises of the Virgin : 

"Loveliest of women and most glorified! 

In thy still beauty sitting calm and lone, 
A brightness round thee grew, and by thy side, 

Kindling the air, a form ethereal shone, 

Solemn, yet breathing gladness. From her throne 
A queen had risen with more imperial eye, 
A stately prophetess of victory 

From her proud lyre had struck a tempest's tone, 
For such high tidings as to thee were brought, 

Chosen of Heaven ! that hour; but thou, O thou ! 
E'en as a flower with gracious rains o'erfraught, 

Thy virgin head beneath its crown did bow, 
And take to thy meek breast th' All-Holy Word, 
And own thyself the Handmaid of the Lord." 

Rev. John Keble (1792-1866), an associate of Cardinal Newman in 
the Oxford Movement but less fortunate than his friend, showed his 
Catholic sentiment in these love-fraught words, entitled "Ave Maria": 

"Ave Maria! Thou whose name 
All but adoring love may claim, 

Yet may we reach thy shrine; 
For He, thy Son and Savior, vows 
To crown all lowly lofty brows 

With love and joy like thine." 

Cardinal Newman wrote several poems on the Blessed Virgin, for 
whom his love and devotion was very tender. Though short, none sur- 


pass these lines inscribed under a picture of the Immaculate Heart of 
Mary in the Cardinal's room: 

Holy the womb that bare Him, 

Holy the breasts that fed, 
But holier still the Royal Heart 

That in His Passion bled." 

The "Rose of the Cross" by Father Faber, fellow-convert of Newman, 
is an appropriate eulogy on the Mother of Sorrows and Queen of 

"Rose of the Cross, thou mystic flower! 

I lift my heart to thee ; 
In every melancholy hour, 

O Mary! Remember me! 

Let me but stand where thou hast stood, 

Beside the crimson tree ; 
And by the water and the blood, 

O Mary! Remember me! 

Rose of the Cross, thou thornless flower, 

May I thy follower be; 
And when temptation wields its power, 

O Mary! Remember me!" 

Adelaide Procter, daughter of "Barry Cornwall" and friend of 
Charles Dickens, the great Catholic poetess of the nineteenth century, 
has many beautiful tributes to Mary. From the "Annunciation" we 
chose these stanzas: 

"How pure, and frail, and white, 

The snowdrops shine ! 
Gather a garland bright 

For Mary's shrine. 

For on this blessed day 

She knelt at prayer; 
When lo ! before her shone 

An angel fair. 

'Hail Mary!' thus he cried, 

With reverent fear; 
She with sweet wondering eyes, 

Marvelled to hear. 


'Hail Mary, Queen of Heaven!' 

Let us repeat, 
And place our snowdrop wreath 

Here at her feet." 

Turning to our own country we find many fine tributes to Mary 
from poets, both Catholic and Protestant. Beginning with Longfellow 
we discover a truly Catholic exposition of Mary's mediation with her 
Divine Son, and a panegyric on the Church that has held the doctrine 
amid so much bitter criticism. 

"This is indeed the blessed Mary's land, 

Virgin and Mother of our dear Redeemer! 

All hearts are touched and softened at her name 

Alike the bandit with the bloody hand, 

The priest, the prince, the scholar and the peasant, 

The man of deeds, the visionary dreamer, 

Pay homage to her as one ever present! 

And even as children who have much offended 

A too-indulgent father, in great shame, 

Penitent, and yet not daring unattended 

To go into his presence, at the gate 

Speak to their sister, and confiding wait 

Till she goes in before and intercedes: 

So men, repenting of their evil deeds, 

And yet not venturing rashly to draw near, 

With their requests, an angry Father's ear, 

Offer to her prayers and their confession, 

And she in heaven for them makes intercession. 

And if our faith had given us nothing more 

Than this example of all womanhood, 

So mild, so merciful, so strong, so good, 

So patient, peaceful, loyal, loving, pure, 

This were enough to prove it higher and truer 

Than all the creeds the world had known before." 

Speaking of Rafael's "Virgin Mother, Child and St. John", Whittier 
thus describes her: 

"There droop'd thy more than mortal face, 

O Mother beautiful and mild! 
Enfolding in one dear embrace 

Thy Savior and thy Child!" 

This child-like hymn is from the pen of the greatest of American 
poets, Edgar Allen Poe: 

"At morn — at noon — at twilight dim — 
Maria ! Thou hast heard my hymn ! 
In joy and woe — in good and ill — 


Mother of God, be with me still! 

When the hours flew brightly by, 

And not a cloud obscured the sky, 

My soul, lest it should truant be, 

Thy grace did guide to thine and thee; 

Now, when the storms of fate o'ercast 

Darkly my present and my past, 

Let my future radiant shine • .<■. 

With sweet hopes of thee and thine." 

Father Abram Ryan, poet-priest of the Confederacy, has a charming 
poem on the "Immaculate Conception", from which we cull the follow- 
ing versec: 

"Fell the snow on the festival's vigil 

And surpliced the city in white ; 
I wonder who wove the pure flakelets? 

Ask the Virgin, or God, or the night. 

It fitted the feast: 'Twas a symbol, 

And earth wore the surplice at morn 

As pure as the vale's stainless lily 
For Mary, the sinlessly born ; 

For Mary, conceived in all sinlessness; 

And the sun through the clouds of the east, 
With the brightest and fairest of flashes, 

Fringed the surplice of white for the feast". 

John Bannister Tabb, another Southern poet-priest, has sung Mary's 
praises in many impassioned outbursts of genius and love. In the two 
stanzas we quote he explains the tremendous effect of Mary's accept- 
ance of the Divine Motherhood. 

"Fiat! the flaming word 
Flashed as the brooding bird, 
Uttered the doom far heard 
Of death and night, 

Fiat! a cloistered womb, — 

A sealed untainted tomb — 

Wakes to birth and bloom, 

Of life and light!" 

These are but a few flowers plucked from the garland which the 
poets of England and America have woven and placed on Mary's virgin 
brow. Since the days when Athenian sailors on the wharves of Byzan- 
tium and Marseilles hummed snatches of Aeschylus and Sophocles down 
to our own times, when the Neapolitan boatman makes the placid water 


vibrate with the notes of "Santa Lucia": the human heart has ever ex- 
pressed its sublimest sentiments in poetry and music. Can there be then 
a better way of attesting our love and devotion to Mary than to have in 
our souls and on our lips come of these inspiring verses? In conclusion 
we may say with Crashaw: 

"Hail, Holy Queen of humble hearts! 

We in thy praise will have our parts; 

Thy sacred name shall be 

Thyself to us, and we 

With holy care will keep it by us." 


^mtlrH ani Srnrola 

Of all the things that please in the world the value of the smile is 
indisputable. The frown has its place in life, and its purpose, too, but 
prizes have yet to be awarded for the forbidding look, the frown and 
the scowl. We delight to see the man of beaming countenance; we in- 
vite him to our table and never tire of his company or conversation, but 
the scowling visage we fly as a malignant atmosphere, and slough his 
company as the snake his skin. 

The reason for this antipathy is not hard to find. Inherently, man 
has a craving for praise and recognition, but he knows with certainty 
that the last person on earth to receive his plans enthusiastically and to 
encourage him in their execution is the man of sombre mien and "blue- 
law" physiognomy. Experience, she of the truthful lesson, hath taught 
him that if he wants to achieve any success in life, if he has some bud- 
ding project in his mind the realization of which is dear to his heart, 
and stands in need not merely of support but of active assistance, the 
people whose company he should eschew, and whose advice he must 
ignore are they who squint through excessive contraction of the fore- 
head and whose sole merit consists in the preternatural length of their 
faces and the angularity of their features. The Litany says: "A peste, 
fame et bello, libera nos, Domine!" In the same category with these 
evils and for the same reasons, namely, that such men insidiously plot 
our destruction must be placed these harbingers of ruin, these birds of 
ill-omen and prophets of evil. Let them be relegated to a dismal land 
apart, where they may brood everlastingly on the forthcoming doom 
and derive comfort not only from the unanimity of sentiment, but from 
the congenial atmosphere — the darkness of the charnel-house and the 
stillness of the grave. 

But enough of that. The contemplation of honest and righteous joy 
is far more encouraging and profitable. With his genial smile, his af- 
fable manner, his wealth of honest and sincere appreciation of other 
people's efforts, his hearty laugh, his long-continued applause unstinted- 
ly poured forth when uncommon success attends upon his friends, all 
these characteristics of the good-natured man are far more potent forces 
for good than all the "blue-laws" ever conceived and hatched in the 
stygian depths of morbid minds — and the balm of the good Samaritan 
who lifts up the fallen one by the wayside, rouses him from his lethargy 
and sets him with heart-felt sympathy once more on the right road 
has unquestionably been more effective in restricting the number of 
suicides and murders than all the anathemas of Pharisaical law-makers, 
and doctors of gloom and melancholy. It does not seem that in ventur- 
ing these statements a man could be accused of rashness. On the con- 
trary, is it not a subject of daily experience that undue severity in 
checking a man's lawful activity and in denying those rights to which 
Nature herself has made him heir, is one of the most fruitful sources 
of crime, and particularly the primary incentive to violations of those 
unjust statutes under which he naturally groans. Forbidding a man 


to do what he has a right to do is tantamount, in the minds of the ma- 
jority to a challenge which if passed over and ignored would stamp 
him as a contemptible coward and mark him as an object of ridicule 
to his fellows. Hence the grave danger of evil legislation especially 
among liberty-loving people, and the serious responsibility with those 
who enact law that they consider long and well in the light of principles 
based on the natural and divine ordinances, and not from motives of 
personal aggrandizement the edicts and obligations they impose upon 
the masses. 

Against this type stands encircled with a soft halo of glowing irides- 
cence the man of generous proclivities. The bright cheerfulness that 
radiates from his person draws the world towards him. The aged and 
infirm wait anxiously for his visit; the healthy and buoyant stop him 
by the wayside to enkindle their enthusiasm at the torch of his inspira- 
tion ; the children of the neighborhood waylay him as he returns home- 
wards after his day's toil in order to reap joy in the light of his smile 
and cheerful greeting. Should his name be casually uttered at any 
gathering immediately he is unanimously voted to be a prince and fine 
fellow. Some will be found to exaggerate his praise, but no fair man 
will detract from his merits. If an enemy be present, and there is no 
escaping an annoying allotment of these, he dare not breathe a syllable 
against the common idol, and should perchance censure escape his 
lips unwittingly the storm of disapproval that follows his words reminds 
him forcibly that should he wish to attack this man he makes himself 
answerable to hundreds. Even granting that his strictures are not 
groundless, they will remind him in the words of Horace: "Verum ubi 
plura nitent in carmine non ego paucis offendar maculis." And so also 
in estimating a man, as a poem or work of art, I shall not condemn 
outright because the tastes of another are different than my own or 
because he has that quality most obnoxious to some of stating plain 
facts from time to time. "La verdad es amarga," the Spaniards say, 
but so also is medicine, yet in spite of its unpalatableness apothecary 
shops multiply daily, and the price of drugs is continually going up. 

The advantages of cultivating a generous, hearty spirit, not one of 
tolerance of immorality or connivance at wrong, but a spirit of appre- 
ciation for other people's merits, in short, the spirit of St. Paul, loom 
up so big that the wonder is how few indeed model themselves on this 
attractive type. Even in the work of reform those whose duty it is to 
guide others have often found out that where harsh methods arouse 
opposition and defiance the magic of a gentle and kind word makes the 
young anarchist as plastic as clay in the hands of the artisan. In busi- 
ness, too, the power of the smile and that deferential attitude towards 
patrons which takes its origin in a just appreciation of their merits and 
rights is too well known to require elucidation here; whereas it takes 
no logician to comprehend that just as soon as a tradesman and his 
agents don mourning and fasten scowls over their visages with the con- 
comitant flow of harsh language being liberally supplied, just so soon 
would it be advisable to nail across the show-window a large sign with 
the inscription: "Store for Sale." Therefore, whether in business or 
in private life, on the thoroughfare or at home, Smiles are by long odds 


favorites over Scowls, and wherever medals are being distributed or 
bonuses handed out you will discover that the vast number of bene- 
ficiaries are invariably those who through thick and thin, "through 
honor and dishonor, through good report and evil report," can per- 
severingly keep their heads up, and look toward the sky. And should 
you catch sight of their faces you will see a smile on their lips, and a 
twinkle in their eyes for they are the true conquerors who have fought 
the good fight and come out victorious in the battle of life. 

M. V. C. 

All work and no rest takes the spring and bound out of the most 
vigorous life. Time spent in judicious resting is not time wasted but 
time gained. — Grier. 

The holiest of all holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and 
apart. — Longfellow. 

Spare minutes are the gold dust of time; the portions of life most 
fruitful in good or evil the gaps through which temptations enter. 

Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure ; and since thou 
art not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour. Leisure is time for 
doing something useful, and this leisure the diligent man will obtain, 
but the lazy man never. 


There is a dear lady, she's Mother Machree; 
She's reached the fine age of just fifty-three. 
Her heart is as warm and her mind is as keen 
As if her last birthday were just "Sweet Sixteen." 
God's love is what keeps her so young and carefree. 

A. Gossoon. 

Libraries are the wardrobes of literature, whence men properly in- 
formed, may bring forth something for ornament, much for curiosity, 
and more for use. — Dyer. 

"Hope writes the poetry of the boy, but memory that of the man. 
Man looks forward with smiles, but backward with sighs. Such is 
the wise providence of God. The cup of life is sweetest at the brim, 
the flavor is impaired as we drink deeper, and the dregs are made bitter 
that we may not struggle when it is taken from our lips." 

"There is nothing too little for so little a creature as man." — John- 



"In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread till thou return unto 
the earth, out of which thou wast taken; for dust thou art, a nd unto 
dust thou shalt return." These words are popularly called "the curse 
of Adam." Humanity has not yet taken to heart the discovery that its 
great men are constantly making, namely, that work is a great blessing, 
and not a baneful curse degrading the souls of men. People are lazy; 
they shirk labor because of its consequent fatigue; and they seem to be- 
lieve that out of a butterfly life of idle enjoyment great things will come. 
Truly the wisdom of men is foolishness to God. 

"Daily with souls that cringe and plot we Sinais climb, and know 
it not." God reveals Himself to mankind here and now. We have only 
to look with eyes of understanding to grasp His continuous revelation. 
But men will not see with their eyes or hear with their ears, lest haply, 
they should understand. Nature shows us on every side that the worth- 
while things are accomplished by work — they don't just "happen." 
Ninety-nine per cent of genius is, in the last analysis, nothing but per- 
sistent labor. Yet when some unknown man rises to prominence the 
world throws up its hands and cries: "How lucky!" 

It is seldom indeed that a person brought up in luxury turns out to be 
anything but a lazy degenerate. There is a common saying in this 
country, that it is just three generations from shirt-sleeves to shirt- 
sleeves. All the world knows of Lincoln and Roosevelt, yet who knows 
anything of their sons? Christ Himself came into this world not as a 
patrician, but as the son of a carpenter. 

Not only do individuals show in their lives that hard work is the 
necessary condition of worth-while achievement; but whole races of 
men illustrat it. Two thousand years ago Ovid pictured his ideal state 
of society — the golden age — as a natural state of existence in which 
men were all care-free and happy. Ever since some voice or other has 
at times called upon humanity to adopt the simple life, the next-to-nature 

We all know that there are large regions in the tropics where life 
is nothing if not simple. The natives need scanty clothing. A slight 
shelter is sufficient to protect them from the occasional rains. Wild 
fruits mature all through the year in sufficient quantity to keep them 
alive, while fish and animals, easily obtained, furnish a pleasing variety 
to the jaded palate of the fortunate inhabitants. In a word, life in 
such regions involves no effort — there is no need for work. 

Surely these people must be happy? They are not. They live in 
filth, superstition, and fear — fear of disease which they cannot master, 
fear of each other. Moreover, what worth-while contribution have such 
people made to the well-being of the world? Who ever heard of a 
Shakespeare from the South Pacific islands; of a Newton from Central 
Africa, or of an Aristotle from Australia? It is the colder regions of 
the earth that have produced a Homer, a Goethe, a Lord Bacon and a 


Lord Kelvin. In Europe a man would starve if he did not work. He 
does work, and the result is that he gets not only his bare living, but the 
thousand and one ornaments of civilization. 

I do not mean to imply that work is an unqualified blessing. It can 
very easily become a hardship. In the present state of society the ma- 
jority is shamefully overworked, exploited for the benefit of a minority 
of taskmasters. Many people are so ground down by the wheel of labor 
that they are broken in health and spirit and lead lives more degrading 
than those of the savage. Work is like arsenic — a certain amount is a 
tonic, but too much is deadly poison. 

A certain amount of work, then, is both a duty and a pleasure; no 
work is a calamity; too much, unspeakably degrading. Prof. Thomas 
Nixon Carver of Harvard used to say that a man ought to do enough 
work to leave him pleasantly tired at the end of the day — it should not 
be so much as to leave him listless, nor so little as to leave him feeling 
like raising the devil. 

Nature, history, and revelation inculcate the duty of work. Provi- 
dence has attached a pleasure to it. Few sensations are more pleasing 
than the feeling that something has been well done. Something of the 
joy of creation glows in the breast of the artist as he adds the finishing 
touches to his picture. The poet feels a thrill of pleasureas he pens the 
final line of his poem, and the craftsman a sensation of satisfaction as 
he finishes his work. Indeed work is divine, for thereby we act as 
agents of the Almighty in changing for the better, to however small an 
extent, this universe. 

Of course, there is not much joy of creation in the breast of the con- 
vict making a road, or the under-nourished woman in a New York 
sweat shop, but that is because of the abuse of work and because of 
man's wrong attitude towards it. I can easily believe that the time 
will come when all labor, even the most menial, will be done joyfully 
as a service to God. This is the ideal towards which, it seems to me, 
all Christians should strive — unless their religion mean nothing to them 
but dried formulas from which all life has long since fled away. There 
is both a duty and a joy in work, and if man is to rise to the heights to 
which his destiny calls him, he must remember that we get out of life 
about what we put into it, and that things worth having are worth work- 
ing for, 

CECIL CRAFTS COLE, Senior English. 


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Hon. Joseph Scott, representative lecturer for the Knights of Co- 
lumbus delivered "a short talk" to the student body on April 26th. Mr. 
Scott was introduced by Rev. Father President, who congratulated the 
student body on the opportunity given them of hearing so distinguished 
an orator and one of the prominent Catholic laymen of the country. Mr. 
Scott had not spoken five minutes before his oratorical ability became 

Discarding the ornaments of rhetoric he declared himself at home 
among the boys and proved it by adopting a colloquial style. He 
stressed the importance of a college education, especially one under the 
guidance of Jesuit Instructors. Mr. Scott enumerated the many ad- 
vantages to be gained in a school similar to ours. The salient features 
of such an institution, the speaker maintained, are, that moral char- 
acter is strengthened, correct principles of ethics inculcated and pre- 
cepts of true patriotism imbibed. 

Although not a Jesuit boy himself, Mr. Scott highly praised the ef- 
forts of these pioneers in education. A boy faithful to their principles, 
becomes a moral man. Mr. Scott commented upon the Catholic sys- 
tem of ethics, which forms an important branch of study in our col- 
leges. He also appealed to the students to be true patriots and to live 
up to the high ideals of true Americanism. The Atheists and Material- 
ists could not be true Americans, he averred, because they were sub- 
ject to no authority and the United States of America is too small to 
hold them. 

Mr. Scott then proceeded to show how the ten commandments were 
reducible to four. If these four were heeded he promised that the 
young men of today would become not only good moral men but also 
loyal Americans. The Commandments in abbreviated form are: 1. 
Adore God; 2. Honor and reverence thy parents; 3. Love thy neigh- 
bor as thyself, and 4. Love thy country more than thyself. 

At the conclusion of his talk the speaker was applauded to the echo. 
Seldom have the students been granted the privilege of listening to a 
man possessed of such force and eloquence in oratory. His ability 
to drive home his points with concrete examples and witticisms especial- 
ly strengthened his speech. Mobile and Spring Hill look forward eager- 
ly to the time when city and college will be re-visited by an orator of 
Mr. Scott's calibre. 



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their eyes to the world. What was more characteristic of college 
urbanity than to offer the Judge one of the pups as a kind of a mascot- 
at-large? When, a short time ago, it arrived at the Judge's home, His 
All Highness the Commissioner penned, in acknowledgment, the follow- 
ing much-appreciated autograph letter: 






May 9, 1922. 
To my friends of Spring Hill College : 
Gentlemen : 

On the arrival of your airedale representative one week ago I ad- 
dressed a letter of acknowledgment to you, which, with characteristic 
diligence, I neglected to post. Therefore these lines to let you know 
that the pup reached me in excellent condition. On releasing him from 
his imprisonment, he immediately busied himself tearing around my 
quarters, calling balls and strikes, and helping himself to copious 
draughts of warm milk. He is now the undisputed boss of this estab- 
lishment, and is a constant reminder of a most delightful visit to your 
institution and of my intent to inflict myself upon you again next spring. 
With happy recollections of Spring Hill, all good wishes and affec- 
tionate regards, 

Your friend, 




The Ninety-Second Annual Commencement of Spring Hill College 
was held at the Battle House Auditorium on Thursday, June 1, 1922, 
at 9:30 A. M. 

Right Reverend Edward P. Allen, Bishop of Mobile, officiated at 
the Commencement Exercises, conferring the degrees upon the grad- 
uates of 1922. Nine young men, having completed their courses, were 
graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Reverend Father 
President addressed the graduates and introduced the speaker of the 
occasion, Honorable George Crawford, Mayor of Mobile, who delivered 
the Baccalaureate Address. The Mayor gave a most interesting talk 
and told the graduates that they were now facing the battle of life 
in which they must uphold those high ideals and principles which they 
had learned within the walls of their Alma Mater, Old Spring Hill 
College. The Valedictory was delivered by Benjamin L. Cosio, of 
Tampa, Florida. He bid farewell to the old school, his professors and 
fellow graduates in a manner which made his classmates justly proud. 

The music was furnished by the College Orchestra, which received 
the praise of the many who crowded the prettily decorated auditorium. 
The gold medals were awarded and the commencement exercises of 
1922 cam to a close. 

All departed for their homes, some with mingled joy and sorrow 
for they were leaving their Alma Mater, not for the last time, we sin- 
cerely hope. 

E. W. WALET, A. B., '22. 



Rt. Rev. Bishop, Rev. President, Esteemed Members of the Faculty, 
Honorable Mayor of Mobile, Fellow Graduates of 1922, Students of 
Spring Hill, Ladies and Gentlemen: 

It was with no little sense of my unworthiness that I accepted the 
honor conferred upon me by my classmates of 1922 of representing 
them on this occasion. In their name, and my own I have been chosen 
to pronounce the valedictory. 

The wor dvaledictory means the bidding of farewell and is it not 
befitting for us to express our appreciation for the benefits we have 
received from affiliation with an institution like Spring Hill? This done, 
my duty will be accomplished. But as I speak this word fraught with 
sadness for us, I feel impelled to make a few reflections on the years 
we have passed at Spring Hill College. 

We came here some of us as many as eight years ago to receive our 
High School and College education. Spring Hill College, like a tender 
mother, opened her arms to receive us into her storied halls, taught us 
to appraise and foster all that is noble and true; and today sends us 
out into the world with the seal of her approval upon us. Our Pro- 
fessors, men learned in the wisdom of the ages, ripe in experience and 
true moulders of character, have labored honestly, earnestly, and inces- 
santly for our physical, mental and moral development. They have 
taught us the value of a fit body for a keen mind, that the strengthening 
of muscle and sinew helps to a corresponding fortification of our mental 
faculties. They have taught us the value of an intellect trained in the 
sound principles of logic, drilled to meet obstacles without flinching, 
and to weigh carefully and considerately such matters as come under our 
observation. They have inculcated into us a correct estimation of the 
things of time and shown us that transient pleasures are to be sought 
after only inasmuch as they are instrumental in the attainment of our 
final destiny. We, the Graduating Class of Nineteen Hundred and 
Twenty-Two, are therefore grateful to our Alma Mater and to our 
professors, and we take this opportunity to pay our tribute of love and 
loyalty to those who have most influenced our lives, who have been the 
source of our inspiration — the secret of our strength — and paragons of 
selfless devotedness to our welfare. 

We wish to take this occasion also to express our thanks to our 
beloved parents for having made this day possible. For many of us 
ihe happiness of this morning is the result of a father's ungrudging toil, 
a mother's cheerful, loving, unstinted sacrifices. Gratefully and gladly 
do we wish to publicly honor them, to assert that in our bosoms there 
well up tenderest sentiments of gratitude and appreciation. Wives have 
been indifferent, sweetharts have forgotten with the passing of the 
years, but a mother's love has never waxed cold or unresponsive. There 
is no greater power on earth, no influence so potent as the presence 
of the memory of a mother to lead a man along the paths of duty. 
Wherever he goes, whatever he does, there is always a picture of that 


little woman, grown gray with the ravages of time, looking up at him 
with tender, loving eyes — eyes that plead with him lest he forget the les- 
sons of faithfulness, honesty and consideration for others which she has 
endeavored to teach him. 

We realize that education is a personal matter and that it is never 
accomplished or completed even though books be thrown aside. We 
realize that life at whose threshold we find ourselves, is the great school, 
and our graduation, our matriculation into the school of life. We are 
convinced that our education thus far is only the foundation upon which 
we must erect the superstructure of a useful and noble manhood, and we 
are determined to live up to these, our high ideals, our lofty and noble 
ambitions, and thus prove worthy the confidence placed in us by our 
Alma Mater. 

This is the parting; on our first great highway of life. Today we 
go forth from the companionship of those who have shared our lives for 
years. Whilst we are proud to receive our diplomas at this the end of our 
years of earnest work, though it is a time replete with the joy, the hap- 
piness accruing from the consciousness of having accomplished our 
allotted tasks, still in our happiness there is mingled an element of sad- 
ness in the thought that this is the severing of the ties that have bound 
us to professors and students. No more shall we be sheltered under 
the protecting arm of Old Spring Hill. No more shall we be allowed 
the privilege of listening to the golden words of wisdom and truth 
pouring out from the minds of men who have devoted their lives to the 
training and education of youth. No more shall our faces be seen on 
the campus, nor our voices heard in student conclaves. The friends we 
have made can never be replaced. Our days at Spring Hill will never 
be forgotten, but will endure as happy dreams on which memory loves 
to dwell. Had the past been less bright, less happy, less carefree, part- 
ing would be easier. But now there is left nothing but the last hand 
clasp, the last hearty God-speed. 

We go out from Spring Hill College on this memorable day humbly 
self-reliant, firmly determined to fill our place worthily in the world. 
eager to combat and overcome the obstacles that may be strewn in our 

Yet no false egotism is ours. We realize the hardships and trials 
which will confront us, belitting, in nowise, the snares and pitfalls which 
insinuating temptors will place in our path. With God's help, however, 
we feel that we are champions, well-grounded in the correct principles 
of Catholic Philosophy, and Catholic Ethics, going forth to undo some 
of the harm wrought by those seeking to instill materialistic and an- 
archistic doctrines in the minds of the people of this great, broad land 
of ours. 

Standing here on this auspicious morning, we pledge ourselves to 
live as our Alma Mater and our parents would have us live, to remem- 
ber the eternal truths they have taught us, and to practice the lessons 
of everlasting justice they have implanted in our minds and hearts. 

We, the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-Two have there- 
fore much to be grateful for and we once more express our heartful 


apprciation to our Alma Mater, our kind Professors and our good 
parents. We go, but we shall not forget. Farewell then to you old 
Spring Hill, guide and guardian of our tender years, fashioner of our 
youthful characters, inspirer of our life ideals. And as we speak the 
word of parting, may we be permitted to breathe our hearts' prayer to 
the God of Love and Wisdom that He may ever bountifully bless and 
prosper you, that He may daily widen and deepen and strengthen your 
influence for good in the Southland, that He may year by year, crown 
you, surrounded by your loyal sons, who are fighting the good fight, 
and keeping the faith, that He may crown you with the crown of 
worthy service worthily rendered to ||God, to Country and to Truth." 
Vale, Prospere Procede, et Regna ! 

BENJAMIN L. COSIO, JR., A. B., '22. 
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The following excerpt, taken from an article on Education which 
appeared in "America" for June 17th, is so timely, so pertinent to 
existing conditions, and so well expresses our attitude towards these 
conditions, that we do not hesitate to reproduce it in the hope that its 
perusal will impress our alumni, and spur them on to an activity the 
antithesis of that lethargy which is, alas, all too prevalent in our coun- 
try in general, and in our section of it in particular, as a recent re- 
grettable experience has so forcefully proved. 

Commenting on the high average of Jewish students in the colleges 
and universities of the country, and praising them for their appreciation 
of higher education, the writer goes on to say: 

"Can Catholics show a record at all comparable with these figures? 
True, as a class, Catholics are poor. But this is also true of thousands 
of Jewish families. Yet they are willing to forego the apparent ad- 


vantages secured by placing the boy or girl in some 'gainful' occupa- 
tion on completion of the eighth or twelfth grade. Very many of them 
are happy to deny themselves even the necessities of life to give their 
children an opportunity to win a college degree and to finish a course 
in a professional school. Do we show an equal willingness? 

We must consider these questions seriously, and take measures for 
the future. We do not care to send our boys to Harvard or to any non- 
Catholic college. Both Catholic tradition and common experience show 
ihe danger of that program. We wish to enroll them in our own schools. 
But do we get them? We do not. It is now known that the Catholic- 
students in the non-Catholic colleges are twice as numerous as the 
Catholic students in our own institutions. We have by no means solved 
the question of a college education for our boys and girls. The best 
that can be said is that we are working vigorously towards a solution. 
But we need more vocations for our teaching Orders. We need money 
for endowments, for new and larger buildings, and for equipment. 
Above all else, we need a revival of the old Catholic spirit which once 
led fathers and mothers to believe that they could leave their children 
no more precious heritage than a genuine Catholic education. That spirit 
is growing weak. The wealthy grandson of many a poor man who 
worked his way through Georgetown, Fordham, Notre Dame, and St. 
Louis, or was given free tuition and board, and in some cases, even his 
clothes and pocket-money, is today in Harvard, Yale, Princeton or Dart- 
mouth, with what he deems a higher social position, but with a faith 
that is weak. 

For these sad conditions, there are many reasons, and against some 
of them it is loss of time to argue. To the 'climbing Catholic' our 
schools are anathema. They will never house his children. He does 
not, as a rule, choose the non-Catholic college for its superior scholastic 
advantages. He exposes his son or daughter to the danger of loss of 
faith because, in his opinion, the non-Catholic institution offers superior 
social advantages. About this type of Catholic it is useless to be con- 
cerned. As St. Paul said sadly of Demas, he has left us, loving this 
world, and he will not come back. 

But other losses there are which we can, and must stop. Talk is easy 
and futle. The only way to check them is to support our own institu- 
tions. Unless we entrust our young people to schools and colleges which 
recognize that God has claims upon His people which are prior to all 
worldly claims whatsoever, we shall by degrees lose them. We have 
these institutions at present, but how long can me maintain them? From 
the parish school to the university, they are in danger. One source of 
peril is the civil power, with its lust for encroachment in the field of 
education. But a more menacing source is the indifference of Catholics 
to the importance of education, and to the needs of those brave men 
and women laboring year in and year out to keep alight the lamp of 
learning and the flame that brightens the path of the young generation 
to God.* ..We need spend no time marveling at the success of the 
Jew. Let us, rather, emulate his love of education, and transfusing that 
love with the Catholic spirit, loyally support our own schools and 

*The black face type is ours. 



When a great war is on, the wires are kept hot carrying the news 
of the wonderful exploits of the leaders, — the Pershings and the Ben- 
sons. History, too, in its scant record:; will have room for only a few 
names, the names of those who planned and gave orders. But everyone 
knows that victory was due in just as great measure to the sterling 
worth of "the man behind the gun." The doughboy and the Jackie 
turned the trick. Yes, and your Pershings and your Bensons would 
be the first to tell you so. That is what their actions said when lately 
with touching ceremonial they laid to rest the mortal remains of the 

We have the same conditions in college life. Your football games 
and your baseball games are, to read the athletic columns, always won 
by the coaches and the captains and the stars. Nothing is said about 
the scrubs and the subs. Who are they anyhow? Your leads mon- 
opolize the limelight on the stage, win all the applause, and their 
names flash forth in the headlines. They were the whole performance; 
others "also ran." And the supers and the understudies, — were there 
any others? That's right, there were. You forgot. 

But the SPRINGHILLIAN does not forget. There were others who 
contributed to the success of all student activities besides those whose 
names are recorded in the "Chronicle" and in our athletic section. Yes, 
and these are the very men to whom greatest credit is due. 

All honors to the scrubs and the subs and the supers! Like the 
doughboy and the jackies, they turned the trick. They showed the best 
that there is in college spirit, unselfish loyalty and the grit that makes 
the man. But the scrub and the super of today is the regular and the 
star of tomorrow. The curtain will soon be rung down on 1921-22, and 
it won't be long before we shall be coming back to see the big games 
or the big play. We shall do so with a feeling of uncertainty as to the 
ability of the next year crowd to do what we have done. But history 
will repeat itself as it always does. We shall be surprised to find that 
the honor of the Purple and White was entrusted to the hands of able 
defenders, as good if not better than we were, when it was left to the 
scrubs and the supers and the subs. 


Now that the school year has come to a close, it is with feelings of 
mingled joy and sorrow that we review our last twelve months' record 
in the domain of athletics. Of joy, because that record has been blazoned 
in brilliant characters of victorious achievement; and of sorrow, be- 
cause our triumphs are past and gone, and a most interesting chapter 
of our lives has been sealed forever. Other teams will tramp across 
our fields and tear the sod hallowed by the treat of warriors dear to 
Spring Hill ; mightier men may come, and by their prowess, obliterate 
all records of past achievement, but no power, however great, and 
no skill, however sensational, will ever eradicate from the hearts of 
Spring Hill's loyal sons the sentiments of deep gratitude and love to- 


wards those who fought so well and so manfully through the past year 
for the honor and glory of their Alma Mater. 

To say that our athletics were successful would be to "damn with 
faint praise," since a special credit is due the lad, who, like David of old, 
goer, forth unarmed to meet the foe, and strikes his Goliath down. So 
too when an institution relatively small meets a body overwhelmingly 
superior in numbers and resources, and either conquers it decisively, 
or holds it firmly within bounds, that aggregation deserves a badge 
of distinguished service above the measure of praise commonly accorded 
those who merely acquit themselves well; and we of Spring Hill are by 
no means inclined to detract any portion of that just credit which our 
athletes so richly deserve. 

But for those who are sceptical figures might carry a greater force 
of argument than mere rhetoric or even Biblical comparison. In foot- 
ball, Alabama had to extend herself mightily to win by a score of 28-7 
and L. S. U. was held to a tie score during the first half of her game at 
Baton Rogue. In basketball the championship of Mobile with the sea- 
soned city team as opponents-in-chief doesn't precisely spell senility 
or imbecility; whilst a score of 15-5 in baseball — we mention it with 
awe — the St. Louis Browns and a shut-out to its credit against Missis- 
sippi A. & M., the first administered this formidable club in three years, 
should induce pleasant thoughts in the minds and hearts of Spring 
Hill's loyal friends. 

A word of appreciation, however, for those in pai'ticular who have 
fought their last fight for the "College on the Hill," will be acceptable 
to all. Here must be mentioned preeminently Eugene Walet and Henry 
LeSassier, men of sterling worth in every way, both have made their 
last bow as Spring Hill students at the recent graduation exercises. We 
feel confident that men who have struggled as lustily as these for the 
the honor of their school can not but reach an enviable degree of suc- 
cess in the battle of life, and so we extend to them not only our sincere 
congratulations but our heart-felt appreciation and gratitude for their 
generous services in the past. We trust that Dame Fortune will place 
across their strong arms a cornucopia overflowing with life's choicest 
gifts. "Prospere procede" is the earnest wish of Alma Mater and stu- 
dent body, not only for each of you who are now bidding adieu to our 
halls, but to all who have contributed in any measure toward our past 
year's success. May it ever be Spring Hill's good fortune in her athletic 
representatives to boast many men fashioned after the pattern of Eugene 
Walet and Henry LeSassier! 

(*This College won the S. I. A. A. Championship in Baseball.) 


On the part of the President and Faculty, we acknowledge with 
heart-felt thanks, a much-appreciated donation of valuable books pre- 
sented by the Very Rev. E. J. Hackett, Pastor St. Joan of Arc Church, 
Mobile. * 

Gifts of this kind are very much valued as the loss we sustained 


by the burning of our library is still very much felt. We trust many 
more of our friends will emulate the example of our esteemed Rever- 
end Donor. 


The Senior Class held its annual banquet at the Battle House Audi- 
torium on the evening of May 29, 1922. 

The class was honored by the presence of two of its Professors, 
Reverend Father C. D. Barland, S. J., and Dr. Eugene Thames. 

Father Barland in his speech impressed upon us the necessity of 
loyalty to Alma Mater and to our Faith and stressed the duty of liv- 
ing according to the principles taught us by our professors. Dr. 
Thames advised us to know what we wished to do, and to pursue that 
course earnestly and faithfully if we wished to achieve success. 

Every member of the class said a few words and the following 
resolutions were drawn up : 

Be it resolved: that the A. B. Class of 1922 keep in touch with one 
another by means of the Springhillian: 

Be it resolved: that we, the members of this class, meet in Mobile 
on Commencement Day, 1926; 

Be it resolved: that each member of this class make a donation, ac- 
cording to his means, at some future date to Spring Hill College, and 
that each member of this class work for a greater Spring Hill. 

Be it further resorved: that a copy of these resolutions be presented 
to the faculty and published in the Springhillian. 

CHAS. G. COYLE, Sec'y & Treas. 

Owing to the amount of matter incidental to our Commencement 
Number, we are unable to give our usual space to our exchanges. We 
hope to give them the recognition they so richly deserve in our next 



A MrnlattuF 8>pal 

When we look upon the coats of arms of royalty, ecclesiastical dig- 
nitaries, ancient families and corporate bodies, national, state or mu- 
nicipal, we seldom realize what a wealth of historical erudition lies 
behind these emblems. The same may be said of the seals of our uni- 
versities and colleges. There does not seem to be much connection be- 
tween the elaborate escutcheon of say, the King of Spain and the identi- 
fication tag of the doughboy; yet, in intent and purpose, radically they 
serve the same end. In the old belligerent days, when men's chief busi- 
ness was war, the distinguishing mark of the Knight was the design 
on his shield, because his armor concealed his features. 

In the choice of these designs men were guided by their personal 
peculiarities. If they wished to emphasize their prowess in battle, 
they chose emblems that were calculated to inspire fear, such as lions, 
tigers, dragons, etc. If cunning, sagacity or strategem appealed to them 
they chose such animals as serpents, foxes or owls. 

In the tournaments that became the pastime of these warriors in 
time of peace, those who desired to gain reputation by feats of arms 
met at some appointed place clad in complete military armor, their 
armorial bearings being placed on their shields, the housings of their 
horses, etc. When a Knight wished to enter the lists, he approached 
the barrier, blew a horn which summoned the heralds who came forth, 
received his name, the description of his armorial bearings and other 
marks of his identity and entered them in a book. From this custom 
arose the art of heraldry, or the art of blazon as it is called, which means 
the regular description of arms in their proper terms. 

Time nor space does not permit us to enter more fully into the his- 
tory and development of heraldry. We are merely concerned with the 
description of the seal which appears for the first time on our cover. 

It will be noticed that the seal has within it a coat of arms. To 
blazon a coat of arms is to express in proper terms all that belongs to 
them. In blazoning a coat of arms, we must begin with the escutcheon. 


By this is meant the original shield used in war on which arms were 
originally borne. The surface of the shield is called the field because 
it contained such honorable marks as were acquired on the field in 
olden times. To these arms were added, during the crusades, quite a 
number of figures hitherto unknown in arms, such as bezants, martlets, 
etc., as well as a vast variety of crosses. 

The shield or escutcheon is supposed to represent the body of a 
man and its points are taken therefrom. In describing the escutcheon, 
it is supposed to face us, its right hand side being on our left. 

With these few remarks we will now proceed with the description 
of the shield and seal. 

It will be noted that the seal here presented is of the character 
styled Landscape Heraldry which is not quite classic. It was chosen 
on account of the name: Spring Hill and represents both a hill and a 
spring. This necessitatesd the major part of the field being "azure" 
(blue) which in engraving is represented by horizontal lines. 

In the center (Fess point) we have the St. Joseph lily on account of 
the name of the college. 

In the "chief" ( i. e. the upper part) the monogram of the Society 
of Jesus. 

In Dexter Fess (i. e. on the right hand side of the lily) the escutcheon 
of Bishop Michael Portier, the founder of the college. The shield repre- 
sents a St. Michael's cross. 

Enescutcheoned (i. e. a small shield superimposed) we have the 
arms of St. Ignatius of Loyola, indicating thereby that the Bishop called 
to his aid the sons of Loyola. 

In sinister Fess (i. e. on the left side of the lily) is placed the arms 
of Bishop Quinlan, who when fire destroyed the original college, in- 
duced the Society of Jesus to take full possession of the site. 

Surmounting the shield is the scroll, "Accipe puerum" — Take the 
boy, the command of the angel to St. Joseph and an apt motto for the 
aim of the college. 

The Banderole $ad Majorem Dei Gloriam and "Here We Rest" 
need no explanation. The one is the motto of the Society of Jesus; the 
other that of Alabama. 

The two Fleur-de-lis represent Iberville, the founder of what is 
now the State of Alabama, and his brother Bienville, who chose the 
site of the City of Mobile. 

The lapidary inscription in the border is the Latinized name of the 
college, and 1830 in Roman numerals the date of its foundation. 

This seal is merely a rough design. It is susceptible of much artistic 
ornamentation. It will serve as a model for some of our artists of 
next year. 






















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JOSEPH M. BOWAB— Secretary of Class '22, Yenni Literary So- 
ciety '21 and '22, Sodality '21 and '22, Choir '21 and '22. "Foamy" 
has a smile on his face for everyone and his good nature has won many 

LOUIS M. BRICKELL— Is not a brunette, but only a blonde. Faith- 
ful and true, his word is his bond. 

ROBERT G. COURTNEY— Yenni Literary Society. High School 
Football '21, Baseball '22, Sodality. "Bob" is a loyal boy and Mobile 
will be proud of him. 

JAMES A. DRUHAN— High School Football '21. Sodality. Store- 
keeper '22. Choir. Olympics '21, '22. "Gee" is another local lad. 
He can't help but succeed. 

JAMES R. GILBERT— High School Baseball '22. "Goat" joined 
us in our last year and we consider him a valuable addition to the class. 
He teaches us that "Silence is golden." The Napoleonville Brass Band 
will welcome "Silent Jim" home. 

RICHARD C. HASSINGER— "Rich" was drafted to the High School 
from the Freshman football team late in the season and made the squad. 
We are certain he would have made his letter had he come out earlier 
in the season. His practical jokes are readily forgiven by all, including 
the hapless victims. 

FRANCIS X. HARTY— Captain High School Debating Team '22. 
High School Football '20, '21. Gold medal in elocution '22. Class 
president '22. Yenni Literary Society. Frank intends to study law. Sa- 
vannah has a great lawyer in store for it. 

VINCENT I. KLEINPETER— Sodality. Vincent hails from Klein- 
peter, La. He is a hard plodder and will surely succeed. Farewell, 

GEORGE C. McKINNEY— Yenni Literary Society. Olympics '21. 
"Mac" is very active in all things, thus bettering our class and school. 
No doubt the business world will appreciate his ability. The entire 
class joins in bidding him: "Good-Luck, Mac." 

PHILIP A. MULHERIN— Valedictorian. Sodality. Springhillian '21, 
22. Class vice-president '22. Olympics '21, '22. Philip can return to 
his home in Augusta well pleased with his career at Spring Hill. He 
has the enviable faculty of making people like him. "Phil", don't mind 
the tears; they are a tribute to your work. 

J. AUGUSTUS MULHERIN— Sodality. "Augusta Gus" is Phil's 
cousin and the traits of the Mulherin family are in him. He is a credit 
to his Alma Mater. 

F. NUGENT PROVOSTY— Sodality. Class treasurer '22. "Tea- 
Baby's" honesty is shown by the fact that he was elected treasurer of 
the class. New roads will have a big reception for him w T hen he ar- 


rives home. Nothing is too good for him. May God bless you, Nugent. 

JOHN E. TURPIN, JR.— Yenni Literary Society. Sodality. Although 
"Jack" is the victim of many a prank which he takes in good part. He, 
too, is a local boy. Jack is in line for mayor of Mobile. He has the 
brains and the will power. Go to it, Jack ! 

NEIL D. SIMON — Neil is another of our silent men. The Crescent 
City claims him as her own. We are sorry to part with him, but rejoice 
in the fact that he can hold his own anywhere. 

CELESTINO C. VEGA, JR.— High School Baseball '21, '22. Yenni 
Literary Society. Sodality. Springhillian '21. "Milo" is dear to our 
hearts and we hate to see him go. He had a courteous word for all, 
is a good talker and an earnest worker. We send him to his home 
town, Tampa, assured of his future. 

JOSEPH J. WEATHERBY— "Curly" is our "Hill-Billy", hailing 
from Spring Hill. With his keen mind and good heart he will go far — 
but never far enough for his classmates. 

LEO A. ZIEMAN, JR. — "L. A." is another Mobile product and is 
very popular in that fair city. The future calls you, L. A. 

FRED E. BRINSKELLE— College Football '21. College Basketball 

and Baseball '22. Olympics '22. "Brin" came to us in our last year 

from Birmingham. He became popular with the boys immediately. He 

is an imitative genius and his impersonations never failed to amuse his 

hearers. May the future be kind to you, Brin, old boy. 

JOSEPH R. CABRERA— High School Football '21, '22. Olympics 
'21, '22. Yenni Literary Society. Sodality. "Josh" hails from New 
Orleans. He is one of our distinguished orators. He is good-natured 
and jovial. May God guide your footsteps, Joe! 

CHARLES J. FOSTER— High School Baseball '21, '22. Sodality. 
Charlie is our Christie Mathewson. He pitched two years for the 
High School and his wicked curves were the despair of batsmen. Good- 
nature beams in his smile. Some day the destiny of Biloxi may depend 
on him. 

FRED J. GRACE, Jr. — Salutatorian. Storekeeper '22. High School 
cheer- leader '21. Sodality. Debating team '22. "Slick" is the pride 
and joy of Baton Rouge. His captivating ways won us all. He is a 
persistent worker. God speed you to success, Fred. Fred did not 
write this. He is too modest. 

LESTER H. HEBERT — Captain High School Football '21 and Base- 
ball '21. All sports '21, '22. "Rabbit" comes from New Roads, La, 
He is a natural leader. He will forge ahead in business. "Good- 
Luck, "Rab." 

JOHN T. KELLEY — "Fog-horn" is Nashville's boy. Many a fel- 
low can envy our John T. May Heaven bless your efforts, John ! 


C. THOMAS MAY— High School Football and Baseball '22. So- 
dality. "Red" is the boy who makes Huntsville proud. He is smart, 
to which he adds industry. By his hard work and brains "Red" will 
be a leader. 

EDWARD C. McEVOY— High School Basketball Captain '22. High 
School Football '20, '21, '22. Olympics '21, '22. Mobile claims "Eddie." 
He came out here to learn and he has certainly accomplished his aim. 
Eddie has also proved that a good athlete can also be a good student. 

WILLIAM A. O'BRIEN— College Baseball '22. "Bill" left his 
friends in Montgomery to come here. He joined us late in the year, 
yet we all know him well and like his amiable character. He can go 
liome well satisfied with himself. Good-Luck, Bill! 

MARSHALL OLIVER — Marshall is the man to overcome obstacles. 
Many a time he has faced a proposition heavily handicapped, only 
to prove himself a winner. His people in Mobile may well be proud 
of him. 

WILLIAM S. PERRY— Manager High School Baseball team '22. 
Storekeeper '22. "Wild Bill" comes from Selma. He is ripping, tear- 
ing, smashing "cabbage-patch" "jelly bean." Bill is well known and 
liked by everyone. The world is yours, Bill, go to it. 

JOHN R. QUARLES — Jack hails from New Orleans. He is a fine 
fellow and his percentage is high with all. Long life, Jack ! 

L. GAVANIER RAINEY— "T. Lucky" arrived in the middle of the 
year. He got busy at once and made good. Columbus, Georgia, re- 
claimed him so we had to let him go. Luck to you, "Roomie." 




On Tuesday, September 27, the Sodality of the BLESSED VIRGIN 
held its first meeting for the scholastic year 1921-22. Rev. Fr. Bar- 
land, who was Moderator for the past two years, again assumed the 
Directorship. The primary object of this first meeting was the elec- 
tiono f officers. The result of this election was as follows: E. H. 
Walet, Prefect; L. J. Mulherin, First Assistant; C. Coyle, Second As- 
sistant; A. Crocy, Secretary; S. Impastato, Treasurer; H. A. LeSassier 
and W. M. O'Dowd, Consultors; J. Logan, Sacritian ; A. G. Robichaux, 

On Tuesday, May 23, a solemn reception was held by the College 
Sodality in the Students' Chapel. The following candidates were re- 
ceived by Rev. Fr. Barland, S. J.: Thomas Christian, Donald DeHoff, 
Ellis Ollinger, Berchman Carey, George Wratten, Branch Aymond and 
F. Luckett. 


F. Bogue 
E. Bostick 
P. Brown 
D. Burguieres 
S. Cassidy 
H. Dietlein 
A. Hahn 
D. Hardie 
H. Mulherin 
J, Lytal 

C. O'Shee 
J. Otto 

O. Provosty 
G. Sabatier 
F. Schmipt 
A. Steckler 

D. Stewart 
J. Tremmel 
F. Walsh 
T. Fox 

P. Rice 

A. G. ROBICHAUX, A. B. '22. 


The most obliging organization around Spring Hill is the College 
Band. Every event that took place here at the College or in Mobile, 
the old reliable College Band offered its services. Whenever there 
were any receptions to be given, the Band was calle d upon to receive. 
So the Faculty and Students ought to feel proud of such a popular or- 
ganization, and heart-felt thanks should be offered to Mr. T. A. Ray, 
S. J., and to Prof. A. Suffich for their enduring efforts for its better- 
ment during this year. 


On speaking of musical organizations around the College, we must 
not forget to mention our Orchestra. Since it is made up of practically 
the same material as the Band, we can conclude, that it, too, has 
worked hard in spreading joy, especially during exhibitions and en- 
tertainments. The Orchestra deals with classical music only and the 
manner in which these orchestrations are performed is worthy of all 
praise. Of course the boys could not have produced this effect alone, 
and therefore mention should be made of its two Moderators, Mr. P. 
Yancey, S. J., and Prof. A. Staub. 




This department, under the able direction of Dr. Eugene Thames, 
has had one of the most successful years of its existence. Both the first 
and second-year classes have seen more matter and, in a manner 
more thorough, than those of any preceding year. A decided improve- 
ment in the quantity and the quality of laboratory work has been quite 
noticeable. This is due in large part, to the acquisition of many new 
instruments. Two sets of beautiful wall charts have been imported 
from Europe and have materially aided the students in getting vivid 
pictures of the organisms under study. A new departure in the way 
of private research work was introduced with great success. The stu- 
dents were assigned certain subjects for private study, the results of 
which they embodied in well-written essays. They were helped in this 
work by the increased library facilities, due to the generous aid given 
to this department by some of our Medical Alumni. Further improve- 
ments are contemplated during the coming summer and a larger num- 
ber of students are expected to take up this interesting and important 
branch next session. 

Though our laboratory is strictly up-to-date, the rapid progress of 
this science necessitates the constant purchase of new books and ap- 
pliances to keep pace with the many new developments. We are con- 
fident that our medical alumni will rcognize this and show their in- 
terest in this department in a substantial manner. 


The Physics Department takes this occasion to announce the arrival 
of a complete equipment for the study of Dynamic Electricity. As 
the Electrical World has been of late placing many and extraordinary 
objects of interest before us, we must keep abreast of this progress 
and endeavor to give ambitious students of Science what they must 
acquire sooner or later, namely, a thorough course in the wide field 
of Electricity — Direct and Alternating Current Machinery. 

For the student who contemplates an Engineer's career, such a 
course is indispensable. 

One of the most vital factors in the laying out of a course of this 
kind, has been carefully considered. A wise selection of the facts to be 
studied is not the only thing. Another matter of extreme importance 
is, whether the facts studied can be followed through until they are 
applied in practice, thus relating these facts, in a vital way, to the 
lives of the students. 

The usual text books in Physics have about 30 or 40 pages devoted 
to Dynamic Electricity, and about 90 or 100 pages altogether to cover 
the whole field of Electricity, including Radiation of Roentgen Rays 
and other closely allied topics. In a year of work, covering the whole 
subject of Physics, two months at the very most can be devoted to 
these pages. 

Can a student become thoroughly familiar with each and every 


fact mentioned? Is a professor able to give the proper time to the ex- 
planation of this large body of facts? Indeed, it would seem ridicu- 
lous, should one make out a list of these topics, with some suggestions 
as to the range of each, and then declare that the average student, 
loaded with much other work, was expected to organize them into ef- 
fective knowledge in the given time. 

The result? A second year of College Physics is imperative and 
must be had! The practical value of Dynamic Electricity in the world 
today warrants this claim, and its educational value justifies it. 

Hence the Physics Department of the College now offers to its 
students, this intensive course in Practical Dynamic Electricity. 

Experience, after all, is the great instructor. A course must offer 
abundant experience to the noive, and the test of its efficiency is 
the furnishing of experience which gradually develops a consciousness 
in the student, that he is growing in ability to grasp and handle the 
various problems. 

Thus laboratory work will take precedence over lecture periods 
and every topic discussed during the lecturs will be thoroughly con- 
firmed by effective experiments eprformed by the student. Knowledge 
then, becomes a well sharpened tool in the hands of an expert, and 
the student may feel satisfied that he is able to discuss intelligently 
any one of the manv-sided questions of Dynamic Electricity. 



The Business Course brings to a close its most successful year, both 
in number of pupils and in subjects offered. 

The prestige obtained this year bids fair to make the coming one 
even more successful. It is with no little pelasure that we look for- 
ward to the graduation of our first candidates for the Bachelor's De- 
gree in Commercial Science. 

During the year we had the pleasure and the privilege of listen- 
ing to a talk on Accounting by Rr. V. R. Pritchard of the local account- 
ants firm of Rosson, Smith & Pritchard and one on Banking by Mr. Wm. 
B. Taylor, Assistant Cashier of the Merchants National Bank. We take 
occasion, through the medium of the Springhillian, to thank both of 
these gentlemen. We hope to have the pleasure of hearing them again. 
It is planned to make these talks monthly affairs next session, thus add- 
ing a practical feature to the course. 



On Sunday at 5 o'clock, Rev. Fr. McGrath gave the 
BACCALAUREATE baccalaureate sermon. He spoke of the necessity 
SERMON of keeping unobscured the principles inculcated dur- 

ing the four years of college life. He impressed 
upon the graduates the responsibility they were undertaking in their 
various walks of life. He recalled to their minds those duties which 
rested on them as American citizens. 

Graduation exercises took place at 9:30 o'clock 
COMMENCEMENT Thursday morning, June 1st, at the Battle House 

Auditorium. The following received the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts: D. J. Burguieres, A. E. Casey, B. L. Cosio, C. G. 
Coyle, T. P. Diaz, T. J. Flautt, A. G. Robichaux, H. A. LeSassier, E. H. 

May 13. Admiral William Shepard Benson, accompanied by Mr. Fred- 
erick I. Thompson of Mobile and Senator Chamberlain of Oregon, his 
colleagues on the U. S. Shipping Board, visited the College and ad- 
dressed the students. 



Clemens V. Rault, U. S. N., formerly connected with the Marine 
Barracks, Port au Prince, Haiti, and now stationed at the Philadel- 
phia Navy Yard, visited us on April 19. 

H. L. Sarpy died on March 15, 1922. R. I. P. 

A synoptic view of the history of France (987-1898), the ingenious 
work of a former alumnus, Paul J. Robert, was presented to the College 
by his widow, Mrs. Kate Ayers Robert. 

Dr. Goronwy O. Broun has been appointed to the staff of the Medi- 
cal College of Harvard University. 

Angelo Festorazzi, B. S. '18, received his M. E. Degree at the Ala- 
bama Polytechnic Institute. 

John J. Toomey, for three consecutive years Grand Knight of the 
Mobile Council of the Knights of Columbus, was presented with a 
handsome gold watch as a token of appreciation on the part of his 
fellow Knights on his retiring from that position. 

Goldman L. Lasalle, B. S. '95, has been appointed Postmaster of 
Opelousas, La. 

John A. Boudousquie, A. M., has been elected City Engineer of Lin- 
ton, Ind. He was instrumental in prevailing on the Society of Engineers 
of the Northwest to hold their annual convention in the city where he 
has charge of four consolidated mines. 

Louis J. Boudousquie is now a member of the faculty of McGill In- 
stitute, Mobile. 

Rev. Robert Bryant, S. J., Rev. John O'Donahue, S. J., and Rev. 
Colin Chisholm, S. J., former professors of Spring Hill, are to be or- 
dained to the priesthood this Summer. The first in St. Louis, Mo., the 
second in Hastings, England, and the third in Louvain, Belgium. The 
Springhillian wishes them a long and fruit career in their sublime 

The College, as elsewhere recorded, did its share in doing honor to 
our Rt. Rev. Bishop, on the occasion of his Jubilee, and opened its halls 
to receive and welcome the distinguished visitors who came to the 
celebration. Among the dignitaries who visited the College were Rt. 
Rev. Bishop Muldoon of Rockford, 111. ; Rt. Rev. Bishop Droessaerts of 
San Antonio, Tex.; Rt. Rev. Bishop Gunn of Natchez, Miss.; Rt. Rev. 
Bishop Byrne of Galveston, Texas; Rt. Rev. Bishop Jeanmard of La- 
fayette, La.; Rt. Rev. Bishop Van de Ven of Alexandria, La.; Rt. Rev. 
Abbott Charles, O. S. B., of San Antonio, Fla.; Rt. Rev. Abbot Bernard, 
O. S. B., of Cullman, Ala.; Rt. Rev. Monsignor Grannon, D. D., and a 
number of clergy from all parts of the country. 

We .reproduce the following from the College Bulletin: 

Dear Alumnus: — 

Alma Mater has just closed another year and rests from her labors 
in behalf of the youth committed to her care. But this vacation time 
is not a time of idleness. The coming year must be prepared for. Im- 


provements must be made and new scholars sent us to take the place of 
those who have gone. You can help us in this work by recommending 
Spring Hill to those of your acquaintance who are looking for a school 
for their boys, and by sending us the names of prospective students. 
We solicit your aid in making the coming year the best that Spring Hill 
has ever had. 


Seneca is, we believe, authority for the saying that noble examples 
stir us up to noble actions. We hope that the laudible example of our 
Augusta Alumni will be provocative of similar activities on the part 
of our Alumni elsewhere. 

The following letters are indications of a spirit which we can silent- 
ly admire, but which we cannot adequately praise. To each of the 
Branches scattered over the country, we say 

"Inspice, et fac secundum exemplar." 

May 23, 1922. 
To the Faculty and Students of Spring Hill College, 
Care Rev. J. C. Kearns, S. J., President, 
Spring Hill College, 
Spring Hill, Ala. 
Reverend Sirs and Students: 

We, the Augusta Spring Hill College Club, in our last meeting 
passed resolution unanimously, to the effect that each and every one 
at Spring Hill Collebe be invited to attend our annual outing given 
in the honor of Augusta boys on their return from Spring Hill. This 
outing consists of a gathering of Springhillians and their friends. 

This year we are to have a real old time "Richmond County" bar- 
becue which is to be held at Carmicheals Fishing Club on the eighth 
of June. As it is necessary that we know the number expecting to at- 
tend, we ask you to inform the Secretary at an early date whether 
or not it will be possible for you to honor us with your presence. 

The following program sas been arranged: 

A Solo _ ...J. P. Mulherin, A. B. '91 

Reminiscences of 'Old Spring Hill' L. A. Dorry, ex-B. S., '87 

A Solo J. L. Mulherin, B. S., '91 

The End and Aims of the Augusta Spring Hill College Club 

Dr. W. A. Mulherin, A. B., '91 

Hoping to have you with us on this happy occasion, we beg to re- 
main, Respectfully, 

The Augusta Spring Hill College Club. 

To the Augusta Springhillians, 

Spring Hill College, 
Spring Hill, Ala. 

Dear Sir:s 

In our last meeting a motion was passed that a letter be sent you 
informing you of the annual outing of the Augusta Spring Hill College 


Club, which is to be held at Carmichaels on June eighth. The pur- 
pose of this notification is t olet you know the date so that you will not 
miss the annual entertainment given in your honor. 

Heretofore we have had the pleasure of giving a dance in your 
honor, but this year we thought that you might appreciate a barbecue. 

We have sent the whole College, Faculty and Students an invitation 
to 'be present. It is hoped that they will be able to accept this in- 

During your spare moments please send me word whether or not 
you will be able to be with us on above date. 

Thanking you for passing this letter on to each of the Augusta 
boys, and assuring you of a joyful time on the eighth of June, 

I beg to remain, 

KELLEY, Secretary. 


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Well, boys, here we are at the end of the year. And what a year! 
All our activities, literary, scientific and athletic, have added their 
quotas of success to the history of Spring Hill High. "Forsan et haec. 
olim meminisse juvabit." The call of home is in every heart, but the 
anticipated joy of meeting dear ones is somewhat leavened by the 
thought of the friends we must part from. And should we never meet 
again the thought of the poet, Campbell, will be somewhat of a solace: 
"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." 

This department of The Springhillian wishes all a vacation replete 
with all those healthy adjuncts that help to build up that noblest work 
of God in this world : A Christian gentleman. 

If in the course of the year we have perpetrated some jokes at the 
expense of the boys, we hope that they were received in the spirit in 
which they were given. Now for a few more. 

Little drops of water, 

Little grains of sand 
Throw at Dicky Supple, 

He yells to beat the band. 

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O'Connor: There are no blind men in Augusta. 
Harrigan — That makes no difference, there's nothing to see there, 

:}; # % * % % 

White: "When Herron goes to town why do the girls stare at 

Kelleher: "Guess they like Tomatoes." 


Carrigan: Fay, someone told me you use shellac to keep your hair 

Fay: Yeh? Well, someone told me you got tacks all over your 

head to keep splinters out of your hair-brush. Will someone rise and 



Schmidt: Griff, which way does the Mississippi flow at New 

Griff: From the Gulf to N'Orleans, BOOB. 

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Mularkey had a little lamb; 

This lamkin's wool was black, 
And everywhere Mularkey went, 
The lamb was at his back. 
By some the lamb a gem was called 

And some called it a pearl. 
The yard at this just simply bawled, 
And echo answered: E— L. 



A dime and a nickel met at Nunnally's a few days ago, and the 
following conversation was overheard: 

Nickel — "Hello, old scout, glad to see you. Where have you been 
since we left Washington? 

Dime — Why, old Nick. Beg pardon, I mean — 

Nickel— Don't mention it; your mind was occupied with one of 
your old friends, no doubt. 

Dime — I've had all sorts of times. After parting company with you 
in Washington, I found myself in all kinds of company. I was taken 
to church. I found myself soon after in the pocket of the sexton. A 
newspaper stand was my next abode. A fellow named Prat took me 
to Montgomery, and exchanged me for an ape story. How I got to 
Mobile is a mystery. But I soon found myself in the company of 
some chewing gum in the custody of Hassinger. Then, "horresco 
referens" the store of Spring Hill College kept me in durance vile for 
some time. Garret Martin obtained my release, and took me to the 
Lyric. That was three years ago. 

Nickel — But where have you been since? 

Dime — In Perry's pocket. 


Oliver: Which do you prefer? The athlete good on grid, and 
dashing on diamond, but poor in his class work, or the class leader 
who is a comparative stranger to sport? 

Winsome One, after reflection: The athlete. Similarity of taste, 
you know; diamonds would appeal to both of us. 


Broussard: Don't you like poetry, Pierre? 
Gilbert: Yep. Chicken for me. 

Broussard : I didn't say poultry, but poetry — lyrics and all that 
sort of thing. 

Gilbert: O! Lyrics! Yes, especially vaudeville. 

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"BIG BEN" has been superseded by "The Bunkie Candle", the 
invention of Branch Aymond. This sleep destroyer has of late been 
the bane of the Rip Van Winkles of Quinlan Hall. A large plant for 
the manufacture of this much needed invention is in course of con- 



"These pants were never made for me, 

They are too short by half; 
I want them, long enough, to be, 

To cover up the calf." 


Said Taylor with a knowing laugh, 

To alter them I'll try, 
If they must cover up the calf 

They must be six feet high. 

"To joke like that it is a sin," 
Was the remark of Benjamin. 

F — y (indignantly) : "You think me a boob?" 
H— d : "What a remarkable instance of telepathy!" 

C — y: "I've a great idea." 

G — y: "Hold on to it, old man; it may be a long time before 
you'll get another. 

Professor: Describe Cuba. 
Pupil: Oh, it's a rum country. 

Prof. : Most bitter things are hot. 

Qu — s: What about a bitter cold day? 

Billeaud: Did you ever see a ghost? 

Hahn: No, but I've heard "The Dead March in Saul." 

Herron: I had an awful dream last night. I dreamt my watch was 
gone. The fright woke me, and I got up and looked. 

Ford: Well was it gone? No; it was going. Page Miss Torres; 
she's needed. 

q; :f: ;jc yc ^e :je . *• .: 

Yoste: "Winsome Willie is the happiest boy in the college. 
Harrigan: How's that? He's in love with himself, and hasn't a 
rival in the world. 

New Comer: "Where can I find Al. Casey just now? 

Coyle: "In the lower dormitory." 

N. C. "Where is that?"— First floor west. 

Burguieres: Dan Casey and O'Shee are going into a business 
partnership when they graduate. 

Diaz: What line? — Vulganizers. You mean vulcanizers. Well 
have it that way. 


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College Base Ball 

It was a great pity that this year's schedule should have been "shot 
to pieces" by the cancellation of important games. The team, however, 
in the games played made a good showing. 


Mississippi A. & M. opened up a two-game series w ; th Spring Hill with an easy 
victory in the first game. Darkness halted the game at the end of the eighth inning 
with the Aggies lead'ng 14-5. 

Witchell, pitching for the Maroons, twirled a beautiful game, striking out 
16 men and keeping his hits well scattered. Spring Hill had a decidedly "off day." 
O'Brien, who began the pitching for the Hillians, was succeeded by Walsh. Netiher 
were able to check the slugging Aggies. 

For Mississippi A. & M., Rawls, Mitchell, Cobb and Myer were the batting stars, 
while Klindworth exhibited some splendid fielding. Winling lead the attack for 
Spring Hill, getting two doubles and a single in as many trips to the plate. Marston 
played a good game. Browne's home run was a feature. 

R. H. E. 

Mississippi A. & M 025 241 00 — 14 13 3 

Spring Hill 200 010 20—5 5 6 

Batteries: Mitchell and Parker; O'Brien, Walsh and Babbington. 


There was a complete reversal of form in the second game, Spring Hill scor- 
ing a 7-0 victory over the Aggies. Toups, pitching for the Hillians, was in splendid 
form and hurled masterful ball, allowing only four well scattered hits and not per- 
mitting an A. & M. man to reach third base during the contest. Toups also shared 
in the scoring, knock'ng a homer. 

Although Toups' splendid pitching was greatly responsible for the victory, credit 
must also be given to those who supported him almost faultlessly. There were only 
two little bobbles in the infield and these went for naught. Walsh, who appeared at 
first in Walet's place, the latter being on the sick list, covered the bag beautifully 
and furn'shed the spectators with some spectacular field'ng. Brinskelle handled 
nine opportunities without an error, two of wh ; ch were hard chances that looked like 
sure hits. Browne was the batting star of the game, driving out a homer and a 
triple in three trips to the palte. 

For the Aggies Klindworth and Myer played the best game. The former was 
the life of his team and fought his hardest all the wav. 

R. H. E. 

Mississippi A. & M 000 000 000 — 4 2 

Spring Hill 210 300 10*— 7 8 2 

Batteries: Stovall, Austin and Parker; Toups and Babbington. 


The Collegians made a very credible showing in their annual game with the 
Mobile "Bears" this year, holding the professionals to a 9-2 count. 

The "Bears" have the heaviest hitting club in the Southern circuit this season, 
and to allow them only nine hits puts a good feather in any college pitcher's cap. 
Toups, Walsh, Ching and Billeaud were all given an opportunity on the mound for 
the Hillians. The first and last named pitched the best ball. 

Denny Williams, Baker and Mullen lead the attack for the leaguers, while 
Bogue, Browne and Winling featured in the hitting for the collegians. Babbington 
caught a beautiful game and the fielding of Gilbert and Walet was worthy of special 

Two of the "Bears" pitching aces were used during the game. Sigman and 
Roberts both hurled air-tight ball. 

■O TT "p 

Spring Hill 110 000 000— 2 5 4 

Mobile 300 111 30*— 9 9 

Batteries: Toups, Walsh, Ching, Billeaud and Babbington; Sigman, Roberts 
and Baker. 



The Varsity nine defeated Mississippi Normal in a two-game series 4-3 and 
3-2 at Hattiesburg, Miss. It is regretted that details of the games are unavailable. 

APRIL 24— SPRING HILL 23; S. L. I. I. 1 

Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Inst'tute were the unfortunate victims of a 
23-1 defeat at the hands of the Hillians. The Louisianians presented a very weak 
line up, especially in the pitching stall. 

Spring Hill knocked the ball to every corner of the lot, scoring in every inning 
except the fifth. Extra base hits were numerous, every man on the Hill team getting 
at least one. Gilbert, Babington and Brinskelle featured in the hitting. 

O'Brien pitched a fine game, allowing only five hits and striking out seven. 


S. L. I. 1 100 00 0— 1 5 8 

Spring Hill 162 1201 1—23 19 1 

Batteries: Dugas, Williams and Sudduth; O'Brien and Babingtton. 

APRIL 25— SPRING HILL 13; S. L. I. I. 4. 

The Louisianians performed but little better than on the previous day and the 
Hillians were victorious in the second contest 13-4. 

Winling was the star of the game, getting four hits in four trips to the plate. 
Gilbert, Brinskelle and A. Billeaud were the next best. A. Billeaud allowed South- 
western only four hits. 

S. L. I. 1 000 002 002— 4 4 8 

Spring Hill 413 302 00*— 13 13 2 


Spring Hill and Smith's team of Mobile locked horns in an exciting contest which 
ended in an eight-eight tie, darkness preventing the game from continuing further. 

The game see-sawed through the first six innings, and with the collegians leading 
8 to 5 at the beginning of the seventh the Smith's outfit came in and scored three 
runs, tying the score. The timely hitting of G. Smith and R. Smith saved the team 
from defeat. A homer by the former tied the score. 

For the Hillians Browne and Gilbert did t he heavy hitting. Marston played 
a nice game at second base. Wratten, who releaved Toups in the second inning, 
pitched good ball until the seventh, when he weakened and was hit hard. 

Spring Hill 202 400 0— 8 10 2 

Smith's 040 010 3—866 

Batteries: Toups, Wratten and Babington; Tacon and Guitterez. 


High School Athletics 


Though naturally disappointed over the loss of the basketball championship, 
Coach Connors did not lose heart. He assembled last year's baseball regulars. With 
these men he had about twenty other recruits out for practice every evening and it 
was not long bfore things were humming on the diamond. 

The prospects were bright and pointed to the best season that the High School had 
ever seen. The men were always on their toes and were trying hard to get down to 
mid-season form. The efforts of Coach Connors to get together a winning team for 
the coming season was worthy of all praise. 

The first game was with the College nine. The score stood 4-3 in favor of the 
upper classmen. This proved right there that we were going to have a real team. 
After two games with semi-pro teams from town which we won without any trouble, 
the City League season opened. We won a game each from Wright's, McGill's and 
also from our strong rivals, the Bartonians. The boys were greatly encouraged by 
their success and were determined to go through the season without a defeat if 

The second round of the league games came and we again defeated Wright's 
and McGill's by easy scores, then came the second Barton game. It seemed that the 
High School had an off day as some times happens with the best and we were defeated 
for the first time by our rivals. This game made the team work the harder. We 
played Biloxi High School and ran away with the Mississippi aggregation in a ter- 
ribly one-sided affair. Then came the game with Gulf Coast Military Academy. This 
was eagerly watched by all the Southern h r gh schools of Alabama, in order to get 
an exact line on the strength of the Hillians. The game was, needless to say, a very 
close affair and at the end of the nine innings we were the victors by a score of three 
to one. In this game Coach Connors surprised everybody by sending Eddie McEvoy 
from third base to catch. Eddie caught one of the prett'est games ever seen on the 
G. C. M. A. diamond and several times won the applause of the spectators by his almost 
impossible chases and catches of fouls and wild throws. 

This game gave us the best claim for the Gulf Coast championship and the 
Hillians came back with a lot of confidence. After a week's rest we played the last 
and deciding game of the City League with Barton. The boys played as they had 
never played before and shut out their rivals with apparently no trouble at all. This 
put Spring Hill on the home stretch for the city championship. McGill's then caught 
us on an off day and a tight game, by a score of two to one, ensued; but when we 
defeated Wright's the following Saturday the City Championship was ours. 

After a week's rest the Hillians journeyed to Jackson for a three-game series 
with the Jackson Agg'es. So far the Aggies had not lost a series, but when these 
three games were over, they had not only lost a game, but the series. They were 
classed as the best team in their sct'on of the country and the Hillians by their victory 
secured for themselves an indisputable claim to the Southern Alabama and State 

The season was featured by the s'ugg.'ng of the McEvoy brothers, Hebert, Adams, 
Maury and "Milesian" Mann'gan. This sextette was always ready for a fast one, 
and was never known to pass up a good chance. Gilbert, F. Maury, Vega, Courtney, 
Herpin and Foster were always dependable in a pinch. 

Hugie McEvoy carried the honors of the season for h's brilliant pitching, while 
Maury and Foster were close seconds. Behind the bat for the greater part of the 
season we had Adams, a very good receiver. He was later on replaced by Ed McEvoy. 
Both were good catchers and deserve praise for their work. Adams, while not catch- 
ing, was in right field and McEvoy on third base. On first base we had the old re- 
liable Vega, who was better this season than ever. He was given some almost im- 
possible chances by his teammates and went through the entire season with on'y two 
errors, a record that any first baseman should be proud of. Second base was well 
handled by Bobbie Courtney. Somewhat hand'capped by his height, he nevertheless 
handled himself well at all times. "Rabbit" Hebert handled the hot corner for the 
Hillians and was always ready for a hot one, and many of them came his way during 


the season. "Goat" Gilbert, on short for most of the season, ranks with the best of 
shortstops of his class. In the outfie'd we had three very good fielders in Mannigan, 
Harvey Maury and Adams. Each of these fly chasers was pretty nigh perfect, and 
handled the outfield in great form, all three hitting over .275. 

Herpin, better known as Herp, and Frank Maury were staunch utility men. 
Manager Perry was always on the job and took good care of the work entrusted to 
him. He was ably assisted by Forte, assistant manager, and Tommy McPhillips, 
the team's chubby mascot. 


The High School opened the season and the City Baseball League with U. M. S. 
The Hillians had litt'e or no trouble with their rivals, and consequently won easily 
by a score of 15-1. Harvey Maury pitched fine ball and was given good support by 
his teammates. Ed McEvoy and Adams hit home runs, while Hebert collected four 
singles out of four times up. 

Summary: Two-base hits, Manigan, Hebert and Lott. Three-base hit, E. Mc- 
Evoy. Home runs, E. McEvoy and Adams. Double plays, Gilbert to Hebert, Gilbert 
to Vega. Stolen bases, Maury, F. Hebert (2), Palac'o (2), H. Maury. Struck out 
by Leftwich 1, by Davis 3, by Maury 8. Umpire, Gilbert. 


Hughie McEvoy had McGill eating out of his hand throughout the first of a three- 
game series and sent his rivals home with n'ne strike outs, only four men reached 
first base, two were passed and two collected hits, none of the four advanced. McEvoy 
was given good support by h r s teammates, who played errorless ball throughout the 

Summary: Home runs, H. McEvoy. Two-base hits, Mannigan. Double plays, 
Gilbert to Vega to Hebert. Struck out, bv McEvov 9, by Shaw 6. Hit by pitcher, 
by Shaw (Walsh), (E. McEvoy). Umpire, Gilbert. 


The Hillians' first real clash came when they faced Barton in the opening game 
of a three-game series. Foster started out well, but had to retire in the fourth be- 
cause of arm trouble. Barton had made four runs in the fourth on one hit, three 
walks and two errors. Whilst the Hill boys during their bat in the same inning, fell 
on Scheffelin's offerings for five straight h'ts, one a home run by Ed McEvoy. The 
fifth saw the Hill boys score again and the score stood tie, for Barton had also put a 
run over in the first. In the sixth inning Hughie McEvoy, who substituted for Foster, 
won his own game by los'ng one of Athey's fast ones over the left field fence. Both 
pitchers were given good support during the game, although it was rather slow at 

Summary: Home runs, H. McEvoy, E. McEvoy. Two-base hits, Adams, Sibley. 
Struck out, by Scheffelin 8, by Foster 4, by H. McEvoy 6. Bases on balls, by Schef- 
felin 2, by Foster 4, by McEvoy none. Hit by pitched ball, by McEvoy 1. Wild pitches, 
Adams 2. Umpire, Charles Colson. 


Spring Hill crossed bats w'th the Wr'ght's Cadets for the second time this season 
and won an easy game, score 9-2. The game was exceed'ngly fast and snappy through- 
out. The High School boys collected six extra base hits and stole four bases. Foster 
pitched a good game and gave only seven scattered hits. 

Summary: Two-base hits, Mannigan, Hebert 2, Adams, Maury 2. Struck out, 
by Foster 9, by Sanders 9. Base on balls, off Foster 5, off Sanders 7. Time, 1 hour, 
4 5 minutes. 


Spring HiU met Biloxi High on the College diamond and the game was theirs. 
It was an exceedingly slow game, due to numerous errors on the part of the Biloxi 
players. Foster pitched good ball and had an easy time with the boys from his home 
town. McEvoy and Adams both collected home runs. Five other Hillians collected 


extra base hits. The Biloxi boys had a hard time getting' three hits off Foster's offer- 

Summary: Two-base hits, Hebert 2, McEvoy 2, H. McEvoy. Home runs, E. Mc- 
Evoy and Adams. Struck out, by Foster 9. Base on balls, off Foster 3, off Bloom 0. 
Batters hit by Foster 2 (Hagan), (Collins). Umpire, Gilbert. 


The pitching of ScheffeUn and the timely hitting of the Bartonians combined 
with the ragged support given H. McEvoy, enabled Barton to win the second gam« 
of the series. This made the standing a tie and the race t : ghtend up after this game 
and proved to be the closest ever seen in the history of the City League. i 

Summary: Two-base hits, E. McEvoy and Adams, Childress. Home runs, Bar- 
rett. Passed ball, Adams. Struck out, by McEvoy 13, by Scheffelin 12. Base on 
balls, off McEvoy 2. Double plays, Owens to Busch. Umpire, Colsen. Time, 1 ihour, 
40 minutes. 


The Hillians, after journeying to Gulfport on the early morning train, covered 
thesmelves with glory when they defeated the fast Gulf Coast Military Academy: team, 
who had hardly lost a game this season. The game was a fast one. Foster, who pitched 
for the Hillians, handed in his best card. Harris, who pitched for the Academy bd^s, 
cannot be given too much credit for the game he pitched. It was surely a peachr He 
struck out twelve men, but when the Hillians connected with his good ones, they 
sent them all over the field and collected eight hits, including three triples. The 
field'ng of E. McEvoy and Vega won much applause from the home town- of the 
Academy boys. The field'ng of the two teams was a feature of the game, neither 
one of them being credited with an error throughout the nine innings. 

Summary: Three-base hits, Adams, E. McEvoy and Mannigan. Home run, Smith. 
Two-base hit, Williams. Struck out, by Foster 6, by Harris 12. Bases on balls, off 
Foster 2, off Harris 2. Double plays, Kent-Howz-Taylor. Time of game, 2 hours. 
Umpire, Howell. 


Hughie McEvoy pitched his best game of the season when he turned McGill's 
back with one hit. It was his second consecut've victory over the Institute this year. 
The only thing that kept McEvoy from adding a no hit game to h's long string of 
victories was a misjudged fly by Adams. With the hitt'ng and fielding of the Hillians 
and McEvoy's wonderful delivery, the Hillians were enabled to hang up a 4-1 victory, 
and get another leg on the City Champ ; onship. The game was very snappy. The 
fast fielding of both teams made the game an interesting affair. 

Summary: Two-base hits, Vega, Hebert and H. Maury. Double plays, H. Mc- 
Evoy to Vega (2). Struck out, by McEvoy 13, by Shaw 10. Bases on balls, off Mc- 
Evoy 4, off Shaw 1. Wild pitches, Hebert, Yeend. Time of game, 1 hour' and ten 
minutes. Umpire, Colsen. 


With the stand'ng of the City League tie between Barton and the High School, 
the last game of the series was played off. It was all Spring Hill from 'start- to fin- 
ish. The Bartonians were sure that they would repeat their last victory over the 
Hillians, but they were a discouraged lot when they were given the worst drubbing 
of th season. It was, we believe, the f'rst shutout they received this year. The pitch- 
ing of Hughie McEvoy was perfect. He pitched as no City League pitcher has prob- 
ably pitched this year. In the second frame by the aid of two hits and a wild pitch 
Barton landed three men on base with none out, but McEvoy settled down and struck 
out the next three batters on twelve pitched balls. In the third frame Barton again 
worked three men on base, without any out, and McEvoy again retired the next three 
batters in order. Sheffelin p'tched pretty ball, but was unable to stop the slugging 
of the Hillians, who were determined to win. Eddie McEvoy, who received from his 
younger brother, caught in great form and had his famous peg down to perfection for 
not a single base was stolen on him throughout the nine frames. "Irish" Mannigan 


slammed a long home run over the left field fence with a man on base in the third 
inning, while Vega, Gilbert and Hebert collected doubles. Hebert also got two singles. 
Summary: Two-base hits, Vega, Gilbert, eHbert. Home run, Mannigan. Double 
plays, Gilbert to Hebert. Struck out, by McEvoy seven, by Scheffelin six, hit by 
pitcher, Scheffelin 2 (Adams, E. McEvoy). Umpire, Gilbert. Time, two hours. 


Spring Hill fell prey to the slow underhanded delivery of Parker, the McGill 
pitcher, and lost the last game of the series by a score of 2-1. Foster pitched a per- 
fect game and struck out fifteen men, but the Hillians' failure to hit back of him 
in the pinches caused him to lose a game which he should have had without a doubt. 

Summary: Two-base hits, H. McEvoy (2). Struck out, by Foster 15, by 
Parker 8. Bases on balls, off Foster 2, off Parker 2. Time of game, 1 hour and 25 
minutes. Umpire, Colson. 


Spring Hill defeated Wright's in the last game of the City League when they 
knocked the three U. M. S. pitchers all over the field for a score of 12 to 1. The 
hitting of Hebert, the McEvoy brothers and Adams was a feature of the game. McEvoy 
was effective in the pinches and had little or no trouble and he was in great form. 
This game gave the H : llians the City Prep Championship for the second consecutive 
year. They have not lost a series this year and only lost two games in the City League 
which is a record for any High School team to be proud of. 

Summary: Two-base hits, McEvoy and Manigan. Struck out, by McEvoy 11, by 
Leftwich 1, Sanders 1. Bases on balls, off Leftwich 5, Sanders 1, McEvoy 2. Three- 
base hit, Brannon. Double play, Hebert-Courtney-Vega. 


Spring Hill left here on Thursday morn'ng to battle a three-game series with the 
strong Jackson aggregat'on, up on the latt-r's home ball yard and when they left, 
they had won two of the three games from their as yet undefeated opponents. The 
games were thrillers from start to finish and were the peppiest ever seen on the 
Jackson diamond. 

In the first game Harvey Maury, the Hill twirler, faced Rogers of Jackson and a 
pitcher's battle ensued. In the first inn'ngs it was all Spring Hill and later on the 
Jackson Aggies found themselves and evened up the score. The tie was broken by 
the Hillians by two runs in the seventh and the game ended 6-4 in favor of the Hillians. 
The features of the game were the hitting of Gilbert, Eddie McEvoy, Courtney and 

Courtney knocked a home run, and McEvoy a three bagger, while Gilbert and 
Maury each got a double and a sing'e. Maury struck out eleven men, while Rogers 
struck out fourteen. The hitt'ng of the Rogers brothers and Boland were the features 
of the Aggies. The f : e!d"ng of McEvoy and Eaton for the Agg'es deserves praise. In 
the opening game each had twelve put outs to his credit with "nary" an error. 


On Friday the Hillians and the Aggies were scheduled for a double-header. The 
first game was one of those we often read about in the daily papers and is really 
hard to believe. The game was all in Jackson's favor, and the score stood 5-0 when 
the seventh inning rolled around. Boland, the Jackson ace, was pitching as he had 
never pitched before. He had struck out f fteen men in the first six innings and the 
Aggies had already put the game in their win column, but the seventh inning rolled 
around and the Hillians began to p ay sure enough ball. When the game was over 
the score stood 7-5 in favor of the Hillians. The inning started off with a bang when 
Gilbert singled, Vega doubled, Hebert followed with a double and Captain Edward 
McEvoy knocked a home run over the center field fence. Hugh McEvoy was hit by 
one of Bolen's fast ones and got safe on f'rst. Mann : gan doubled and both men 
scored on a sacrifice and an error. Jackson collected four hits off the Hillian's 
delivery, while the Hillians collected six. The pitch ng of Bolen was a feature and 
was about the best that the Hillians had ever encountered. The fielding of both 
teams was pretty nearly perfect, exceedingly fast and peppy. 



The final game was played after the second game and it seemed as though the 
Hillians were going to win the whole series because in the fourth inning the score 
stood 6-1 in favor of the visitors and darkness was falling fast. Jackson staged a rally 
in which seven runs were scored by the home club, due to errors, wild pitches and 
four clean singles by the home boys. The Hillians were worn out from the strain, 
and were hardly able to finish the game. It ended with the score in favor of Jackson 
by 8-6. The hitting of Hebert was a feature for the visitors, while the Aggies col- 
lected seven clean hits. The fielding of the Hillians was off form, which caused their 
defeat, although the team proved a bunch of good loosers and had no alibies to offer 
for their defeat. This series gave the High School a just claim to the Southern Ala- 
bama Championship because they had never lost a series this year and won the City 
League Championship of Mobile. They also had a very good claim to the Gulf Coast 
Championship by their victory over the strong and yet undefeated G. C. M. A. team. 


Saturday, May 20th, marked the second annual meeting of the 
Mobile Olympic. Although the crowd that witnessed the events was 
not as great as the previous year, entries in the events were more num- 
erous and the competition between the individual athletes much keener. 

Spring Hill had little trouble in winning the meet in both senior 
and junior divisions. The College team scored 144 points, while the 
Mobile Y. M. C. A., the nearest competitor, succeeded in gathering in 
only 24; Citronelle was next with 5 and the Spring Hill Athletic Club 
scored 4. Independent athletes accounted for 8. In the Junior division 
Spring Hill High finished first with 59 points. The other teams finished 
as follows: Barton 45, Fairhope Organic School 21, Alba High 21. 

Crichton walked away from all its opponents in the Grammar 
School events, scoring 30 points. Yerby was second with 5 and Leinkauf 
and Old Shell Road tied for third with 3. Fairhope and Semmes each 
scored 1. 

Frankie Bogue, wearing the colors of the purple and white, was 
high point scorer for the day, gathering in 29. Pat Browne, also of 
Spring Hill was second with 19. Bogue's victory over Baker of the Mo- 
bile "Y" in the 125-pound boxing class was the feature event of the 
day. After competing in various track and field events for four hours 
Bogue entered the ring and won a decisive victory over Baker in four 
rounds of snappy fighting. Browne won the high and broad jumps 
and also the fungo hitting, besides placing in two other events. Winling 
also won three first places. Billeaud captured the hundred and two 
twenty in easy fashion. 

In the Junior events E. McEvoy of Spring Hill and Bosarge of Alba 
High were the stars. O. Partridge, also of Alba, performed very credit- 
ably when he cleared the bar at 5 feet 6 inches in the high jump. 

Lack of space prevents us from giving the events in detail. 



A GHjcbb Qllub Establish 

Within the last two months the game of Chess has been introduced 
among the student body and became so popular that a club was at once 
organized. Albert Casey was chosen President and Felix Cirlot Vice 
President. Games were played every day. Next year it is intended 
to stage regular tournaments and, if arrangements can be made, and 
good enough players developed, to challenge some other college. The 
game is a very intellectual one, and will undoubtedly benefit all those 
who participate in it. 

Chess is not making its debut at Spring Hill. Many members of 
the Faculty have at all times played the game; but the chief fact of in- 
terest in connection with it, that Paul Morphy, the greatest player the 
world has ever known, was educated here, and, to a great extent 
learned to play the game that made him famous within its walls. When 
a boy he used to play "blindfold," as it is called, i. e. without sight of 
the board. It is related that he often played while catching on the 
campus, running up from time to time to make his move. At a youthful 
age he won the American championship and then went to Europe, where 
he was victorious over all the famous masters, except Staunton, the 
English champion, who dodged a match with him. He was feted 
everywhere and, upon returning to America, was presented by the 
Boston Chess Club with a set of gold and silver chessmen. He is ad- 
mitted by all to be the greatest master of the game that has ever lived.